Snow around the globe

Learning goals: Learning more about snow and different forms of it, discovering information

Your toys heard something weird is falling from the sky. It is SNOW! Around the globe snow falls in different places and countries.

What does snow look like in different places of the world?

• What animals live in the snow?

• You can watch videos on the internet about snow in different continents. 

• Use keywords to learn about different types of snow:

Snow means ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.

Hail is small and hard balls of ice falling from the sky.

Sleet is partly melted snow.

Snowfall means a fall of snow.

Snowstorm is a heavy fall of snow, especially with a high wind.

Frost is the thin, white layer of ice that forms when the air temperature is below the freezing point of water, especially outdoors at night.

Thaw means snow becoming liquid as a result of warming.

Snowflake is a small piece of snow that falls from the sky.

Snowdrift is a large mass of snow heaped up by the wind.

Ice is the water that has frozen and become solid.

Icicle is a hanging, tapering piece of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water

• Explore how water changes to ice and back to water; Put a small amount of water e.g. an ice cube form and put it to freezer. You can go and check it a couple of times with your child and then take it out the following day. Leave the ice cube in room temperature and check from time to time how it melts to water.

Toddler Adaptation

Explore interesting videos or pictures of snow together. You can also try what an icecube feels like and see how it gradually melts into water.