Despite a temperature reading of 3 degrees Fahrenheit, we braved the cold for a chance to use our snow catchers. We learned about seven main kinds of snowflakes: hexagonal plates, needles, irregular crystals, capped columns, hexagonal columns, spatial dendrites, and stellar crystals. The children cut out ilustrations of these snowflakes, then glued them on the edges of a large black piece of construction paper. After lamination, we attached a piece of black felt to the middle of each paper with staples. On this cold morning, we found mostly hexagon plates and stellar crystals.