Here are some fun and easy activities using ice and snow you can perform with your toddler or preschooler. All you need is snow, ice and a freezing day!
1. Food coloring: put a handful of snow into different bowls. Add food coloring and discuss what happens. Then mix colors.
2. Melting: See if snow melts faster in a bowl of sugar, water or salt. Make predictions beforehand and discuss results.
3. Water balloon: fill a balloon or surgical glove with water and leave it out overnight. The next day pop the plastic and explore the new shape you have made.
4. Jello: Make jello, except use the front porch instead of the refrigerator.
Be sure to discuss how freezing water becomes ice and how heat melts it.
Kindergarten Teacher, Bradley School, Derby, CT