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Preschool Ice Theme Art
I saw this done once and it was beyond cool!
The teacher made a block of ice (she made several using small, clear bins that you store toys in!).
At the art table, she placed short, flat flashlights on the table, turned on, facing up to the ceiling.
She then place a clear bins over the flashlights.
She then placed a block of ice on each bin.
She provided the kids with paint brushes and cups of watered down paint that had salt mixed in.
She turned off the lights and let the kids paint!
It was AMAZING!!!!!
I'll see if I can find a picture of it on Pinterest! Check my pinterest link at the bottom of this page to find it!
Ice Marble Painting
Materials needed: shallow trays or box covers, white paper, cornstarch, water, food coloring, small water balloons and a hand pump (like a hand soap pumper).
Make several colors of water.
Mix equal amounts of water and cornstarch.
Fill balloons with it and tie off. (Use the hand pumper to get the solution into the balloons)
Once frozen, remove the balloons and let sit at room temp until they begin to melt.
Place white paper in the shallow trays or box covers.
Add a few Ice Marbles and let the children move the tray/box cover around to make the marble move around on the paper for a cool design.
NOTE: If you use a LOT of food coloring, the colors will still come out a pastel color.
I morphed this and just froze water colored with lots of food coloring in the balloons and the colors were much more vibrant.
Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Preschool Ice Theme!
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Preschool Ice Theme Science Activities--for your Preschool Scientists in Training!
I know, this sounds as exciting as watching grass grow, right? Wrong!
Have your children help to fill ice trays with different colors of ice. Do this by either filling with water and letting the children drop food coloring in each compartment or by providing cups of water that are already colored and they use pipettes to fill each compartment.
When frozen, provide lots of empty, clear cups.
The children choose 2 or three different colors of ice cubes to put in each cup.
On an index card, write the colors they chose and what color they think this will make.
Writing Activity Ideas for Your Preschool Ice Theme!
Place a large piece of paper at the writing table. (Place the chart paper from the Circle Time Activity "Icy Chart" in Circle Time Activities on this page).
The children draw pictures and print, as best they can, Icy Things!
You can tell them how to spell the words or print the words for them. Be sure they are with you when you print the words! Hearing and seeing spelling are pre reading and writing skills!
For example, if they draw ice cubes, print the letters and say each one as you print it for them such as "I-C-E That spells "ice". Now, C-U-B-E That spells "cube". There. It says (point while reading) Ice Cube!
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