Have you even seen the amazing Primary Song Snowflakes created by a fellow singing time blogger, OCD Primary Chorister? They are just incredible she is so talented!!
A random assortment of her original files have floated around internet archives, forums, and Facebook singing time groups, but they are difficult to find and not all condensed into one file.
I’ve spent most of a day sourcing, gathering, editing, compiling, and making a more user-friendly file with all these original files so they can live on in all their glory!
Primary Song Snowflakes
Created by Erin Flanigan
Complied by PrimarySinging.com
These Snowflakes were originally created by Erin Flanigan of OCD Primary Choristers. You can view the original posts using the Wayback Machine Internet Archives. The original file links no longer work.
I have done my best to gather and collect all the snowflake templates that were freely shared. It is not my intention to share these as my own creations. You can find the original posts here.
Internet Archives of the original posts:
(DOWNLOAD LINKS IN POST DO NOT WORK!! But don’t worry, I’ve created a printable file in THIS post at the end of the post!)
How to Use Primary Song Snowflakes
These adorable song snowflakes can be a great way to quickly, easily, and with a BIG visual impact pick out your songs to sing for a review game or introduction of your new songs for the year.
Pick and reveal one of your snowflakes. Ask the children what do they see? What song might this snowflake represent?
Sing through the song of your choice for that snowflake, then reveal your next snowflake. Continue making your way through each of the snowflakes you bring in!
- Mount your snowflakes on a solid paper and then laminate. Mix them all up and let the kids randomly select one! You can put the songs back in so it’s always a surprise (including a chance for a repeat!)
- Make 2 of each snowflake and try to find the match! You can do that with them covered or simply put all the snowflakes around the board and have the Primary children “hunt” for two matching snowflakes!
- Let the kids write on a piece of paper with a fun way to sing (or manipulative to use). Crinkled them up into “snowballs” and then let them take turns tossing them at the snowflakes up on the board! If a snowball hits a song snowflake, reveal the way to sing that the child wrote on their snowball and sing the song!
- Use the snowflakes after singing time to display on your bulletin board and they can be used throughout the year to remind the children of your songs or included in a variety of games!
- Print and cut out the square.
- Fold on grey lines:
- Fold in half diagonally across the middle of a diamond shape, creating two triangles.
- Fold in half along the long edge.
- Fold in thirds, following the print lines. You’ll have a flat edge in the center and two pointed edges that extend beyond the edge. Don’t worry – this is the correct fold!
- This will give you 12 wedge shaped pieces.
Carefully cut the shaded grey areas; remove the grey pieces.
If there are both darker grey and lighter grey, cut the darker grey out first, then unfold and cut out the lighter grey on every other pattern.
For faint lines, you’ll use those as a cut only to reach the next section to remove.
A tip is to use blunt kid scissors and cut from the middle of the blade, not the tip, to give you more control.
Unfold the snowflake and you’ll see the repeating pattern!
You can laminate to protect them or glue onto dark paper to help the pattern be easily seen.
Write your song of choice and song number on the back.
If your loved this activity, then you’ll also love this Learn & Grow Flower New Year singing time idea! Introduce each song and build a flower adding pedals!
Get 7 More Song Snowflakes!
I’ve created 7 of my own song snowflake templates that I’m sharing exclusively for members of INSTANT Primary Singing. I’m sharing all the details, lots more pictures, which songs they match, and more info in this post!
Primary Song Snowflakes
Printable PDF Resource
These snowflake templates are not my original creation. I have simply complied, edited, sorted, and combined all the files I was able to find to create one go-to resource for all of the OCD Primary Chorister’s original Primary Song Snowflakes.
These were freely shared online, but the website is no longer available. You can find the original source links on the last page of the document, if helpful!
For another fun winter themed lesson plan with snowflakes, head over to see this cute Mary’s Lullaby Snowflakes Match game!
What other fun ways could you use these Primary Song Snowflakes in singing time?