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Let's make snowflakes

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In this lesson learners watch a winter story and make their own snowflake.

Karen Elliot

In this lesson students watch a story about snow before learning how to fold and cut paper in patterns to make snowflakes. These can be used to decorate the classroom or to make a card to celebrate the holiday season. Extend the lesson by making a snowman with your students. Use the winter colouring page as a festive way to keep early finishers of other activities busy.


  • To present snow vocabulary through a Christmas-themed story
  • To present snow/winter vocabulary (winter, cold, clouds, water, freeze, snowflake, crystal)
  • To understand English instructions for learning how to make a snowflake 
  • To make a Christmas or Yule card or to decorate the classroom using the snowflakes
  • To encourage students to appreciate one of the many ways water changes to make our planet habitable


Primary (8–11 years)


CEFR level A1/A2


50–60 minutes


The lesson plan and worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below. In addition, you will need:

Language level
Language Level: 
Primary level 2