And now December’s snows are here;
The light flakes flutter down;
And hoar frost glitters white and fair
Upon the branches brown.
Riddle: What is as light as a feather,
and round as a ball, yet all the kings men cannot carry it all?
FACTS: In cold weather most plants shed
their green leaves and live off food they stored in stems and roots
during the warmer months.
Many insects have died but have left their encased eggs
on stems and tree trunks. Animals who do not hibernate have built up
their body fat and have grown thicker fur to protect them. In the spring,
new leaves will appear and the eggs will hatch.
TRANSPOSITIONS. Example: Transpose the
God Of War and make weapons. Answer: MARS - ARMS. Now you do some. Transpose
1. a piece of glass into part of the neck. 2. an emblem of authority
to the highest point. 3. a large fish to a female relative. 4. a kind
of cabbage to a body of water. 5. the feet of an animal to a stinging
You will need a tape measure.
1. With an older person, find a clean patch of snow.
Walk 4 steps each. Measure the footprints.
2. Lie down in the snow. Measure the length of your
3. Look for animal footprints.
4. Make a snow angel by lying down in the snow and
moving your outstretched arms & legs back & forth.
Match the currencies with the countries that use them.
You will need a magnifying glass.With adult help, collect
falling snow on a dark cloth or a piece of black construction paper.
Look at the snowflakes with a magnifying glass. What do they look like?
Are they the same or different? How many sides does a snowflake have?
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), a German mathematician and
astronomer, was the first scientist to discover that all snowflakes
have 6 sides or points.
FACT. While every snowflake has 6 sides
or points, no two are exactly the same.
SNOW QUESTION. Adult help needed. How
long will it take 1 cup of snow to melt when you take it inside? Does
it take twice as long for 2 cups?
ANSWERS. DECEMBER MAGAZINE.
Riddle: A bubble.
TRANSPOSITIONS. 1. PANE - NAPE. 2. MACE - ACME. 3.
TUNA - AUNT. 4. KALE - LAKE. 5. PAWS - WASP.
MATCH GAME-CURRENCY. 1.C; 2.I; 3.A; 4.G; 5.B; 6.H;
7.D; 8.E; 9.F.