When you live in a climate where the weather it not necessarily super cold it’s always fun to create a few icy moments with kids so that they can have a little fun. It’s a simple hands on way to teach children about science by experimenting with temperatures and properties of matter. Here’s a peek at our backyard explorations this past week when the temperatures were below 32 at night.
Creating Ice for Backyard Play
Plan ahead and purposefully leave containers filled with a little bit of water out in your backyard so that you can could have opportunities for ice explorations with the kids. The water table works out to be the best spot to get the largest pieces of ice. We invite you to take a moment to peek at our adventures with ice.
Ideas for Ice Containers
- Rubbermaid Containers
- Food Storage Containers
- Sand Box Toys
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Activity Ideas for Ice
- Plastic Toys Play with Artic Animals
- Traffic Fun with Toy Cars
- Rock Salt
- Water Beads
- Add color to make it a colorful experiment
Water Beads with Ice
- Can you make the water beads stay in place?
- Can you stake the Ice one top of each other?
- Can they join together to form new colors
What can you do with ice in the backyard?