Let's make snowflakes

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

Let's make snowflakes
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.

Learning outcomes

  • Listen to a Christmas-themed story
  • Develop winter vocabulary (winter, cold, clouds, water, freeze, snowflake, crystal)
  • Follow English instructions for learning how to make a snowflake 
  • Make a Christmas card or to decorate the classroom using the snowflakes

Age/ Level

Aged 5-8 and 9-12 (CEFR A1/A2)


50 minutes


  • Lesson plan
  • Presentation - This can replace the Snowman quiz worksheet and How to make a snowflake worksheet
  • Story transcript
  • Story quiz worksheet
  • Snowman worksheet
  • How to make a snowflake worksheet 
  • Making a snowflake photo instructions


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