What is a provocation? A provocation means to simply provoke. Provoke thoughts, imagination, questions, interests, and play. The purpose of a provocation is to invite a child to think, explore, create, and express themselves freely.
In this winter provocation, simply add materials for children to build snowflakes with. Observe to see what they do with the materials. Ask children open-ended questions regarding their snowflakes. You can add to this provocation by adding pictures of snowflakes for the children to recreate. You can also read a book about snowflakes and add the book to this provocation. With any provocation, sit back and observe to see where the children’s minds take them.