The children were so excited at the sight of the first snow of the season. We used it as a learning opportunity! We went outside and explored in the snow. The children were describing how cold and soft the snow felt and then we watched as it changed to water in our hands. They enjoyed throwing it up in the air and making snowballs with their friends. When we got back to the classroom we discussed how the snow changed when it got warmer, just as it did when we held it.