Snowflake Crafts for Symmetry!

Symmetry Activity

Winter brings us a wonderland of snowflakes, and what better way to embrace this season's charm than with a fun and educational craft? Snowflakes are not just beautiful; they're also perfect for teaching symmetry to young minds. This January, let's dive into a crafty snowflake-making session that doubles as a lesson in symmetry for your elementary students!


Materials Needed:

  • white paper squares (cut into equal sizes)

  • scissors

  • pencils

  • glitter (optional)

  • markers or crayons

Instructions:

1. Fold and Prepare: Begin by taking a white paper square and folding it in half diagonally to form a triangle. Ensure that the edges align perfectly to create a precise triangle. Try folding that triangle a few more times—try halves, quarters, and even eighths. These extra folds will lead to more beautiful snowflake designs! Unfold the paper. Using a marker, crayon, or pencil, draw a line where you folded the paper to show the lines of symmetry.