This engaging hands-on math enrichment activity is perfect for your gifted and high-ability learners in need of a challenge during your 2nd grade geometry unit. It correlates with Unit 5 of Second Grade Everyday Math, but can work with any 2nd or 3rd grade math program when focusing on the concepts of Geometry. During this activity, students read about the geometry and science of snowflakes, then create their own six pointed (hexagonal) snowflakes using paper. Students then identify and label geometry concepts such as edge, end point, hexagon, line of symmetry, etc. The real challenge comes when students try to use their higher-level thinking skills to figure out how to make the necessary cuts to ensure all of the vocab concepts are included in their snowflakes! This activity also includes a student/teacher rubric and reflection questions. What a fun way to challenge your students while incorporating geometry concepts, reading, and writing in your classroom!