I got this fun idea from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas through her Sunday Showcase Linky. I love finding fun activities to do in the summer when we have the hot temperatures. We have to beat the heat somehow and there are so many fun crafts and activities to do with the little ones. :)
I did not do all the educational things that Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas did since my daughter is a bit young to be learning measurement things. Click her link above to see how she did it. Here is what I did:
1. filled water balloons with water and put in freezer.
2. The next day I got the balloons out and filled one up with water then had all my supplies on a tray. I put food coloring with water in little muffin tins and found a medicine dropper to use to squirt the ice with.
3. When we got outside I showed Selah the frozen balloons and the non frozen one. We talked about the similarities and differences. (hard, squishy, warm, heavy, light)
4. Then we took the balloons off the frozen balloons and we put salt on the ice. During this time we used our ears to hear the ice crackle and start to melt with a chemical reaction taking place.
Then it was time to put the food coloring on.
Watch the colors go down in the holes the salt made.
We were able to watch the ice over time to see it change. When she is older I think it would be very educational to have her help fill the balloons and weigh and measure them before and after being frozen and talking more about chemical reactions. It would be fun to keep a journal to record the changes that occur with the water, ice, melting ice. What a great day of science fun for a preschooler or a school aged child.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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