We live in Florida so our kids don’t get to play in the snow and I am fine with that. I’m not a big fan of the cold weather. This week it has been freezing, literally. Ashlyn wanted to put some water outside and see if it would freeze overnight. I decided to surprise her and hide some of her small toys in the ice. The next morning I had “tools” (spoon, fork, screwdriver, warm water with eye droppers, and salt) laid out for her to undercover her buried frozen treasure. I had her predict which tool she thought would work best. She guessed the warm water.
She got right to work using all her tools except for the ice. I convinced her to try it and the ice started cracking and melting away. It was a great little science experiment and she loved rescuing all her toys.
Once her toys her safe, I had her put drops of food coloring on the ice. It was awesome to watch the colors go down into the cracks she had made. Here is a picture of her colorful ice mound.