Snowflake Bentley Activities for 1st-5th

With Snowflake Bentley activities, students can create, wonder, and learn while also pursuing themes and the author's purpose.
Snowflake Bentley book cover with thumbnail images of free activity sheets and Novel Effect app on phone

Snowflake Bentley Activities for Budding Scientists

Wilson Bentley’s biographical tribute is the perfect way to enjoy those cold and snowy days. Through learning about the life of Mr. Bentley, readers gain a better understanding of persistence, curiosity, and the way science surrounds us. Through the Snowflake Bentley activities, students continue Mr. Bentley’s work as they create, wonder, and learn more about snowflakes. As they analyze the theme, author’s purpose, and sort facts from opinions, they will also be practicing English Language Arts skills. As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • create snowflakes.
  • write and wonder about snowflakes.
  • sequence story events.
  • sort facts and opinions.
  • sort true and false statements.
  • write about Wilson Bentley.
  • write about the main idea.
  • prove the author’s purpose. 
  • respond to writing prompts.
  • compare and contrast snowflakes.
  • research Wilson Bentley.
  • draw snowflakes.
  • reflect on and respond to comprehension questions and writing prompts.

Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.

Download Snowflake Bentley Activities

To print or download PDFs of Snowflake Bentley activities, click the blue button below. Then select “print” or “download” from the options in the upper right corner of the new window that opens. If the PDF doesn’t appear below, try refreshing your browser window.

Are you looking for a fun activity that uses household materials? Check out this snowflake activity our staff librarian shared on TikTok! Not only does it inspire creativity, but littles can practice fine motor skills.

About the Book and Soundscape

Wilson Bentley was fascinated by snow throughout his childhood and adulthood. Each time he saw a tiny crystal of a snowflake, he wanted to know more about it. To develop his enthusiastic curiosity, he received a camera and microscope from his family. Wilson patiently photographed and cataloged hundreds of snowflakes over the years. Later in life, he presented on and published a book about this collection. We now know the intricacies of snowflakes because of his passion and curiosity.

Soundscape designer Andrew Stamp took all this into account. When you read Snowflake Bentley with your Novel Effect app, you’ll feel the emotional power of the music. Every note reflects the beauty of science.

Download the Novel Effect App to bring stories to life with music and sounds that respond to your voice.

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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