Friday, January 6, 2012

Ice Adventures

We are back to school....finally! Last week the temps were pretty chilly. This week, however, it's in the 70's! Perfect for the icy adventure I've prepared for the kids.
Here I froze some water in plastic containers to do some experiments with.  Salt, water droppers, colored water are all you need! I didn't give any direction, just let them at it.

I also added small toys to some of the ice blocks

When I asked what they thought the salt was for and what it did to the ice.  The answer: It makes it sparkly!  hehe

This was sidewalk ice painting! (Ice cubes w/popsicle sticks) Luckily it was warm enough for the ice to melt as they painted.  Although, we had to wait awhile for the cubes to melt a touch.

You can tell that it was warm...this boy is wearing shorts!!

This was a SUPER fun project! I added WASHABLE paint to water, froze it and then we painted pieces of white fabric.  Gorgeous art!


  1. What a cool idea! My 2nd graders would love to do this :) I'll make sure to check back for more great ideas :)

    Lisa :) (new follower)

  2. I love the colored ice cube painting on white cloth! Very NICE!!

  3. What a great activity! My 18mo loves ice so will definitely give this one a try!

  4. How colorful and creative! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase


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