After experiencing ice outside, we had Ice Day inside the preschool. The children froze different size and colors of ice at home and brought them to school to help build an ice castle.
After adding salt to help hold the ice together, we added colored water using eye droppers. This made for a very interesting science experiment.
So many colors and shapes!
The Orca class also made ice cream in zip bags. We worked with a partner. It takes a lot of vigorous rolling the zip bags to turn the milk into ice cream.
Working with a friend really helps, and so did counting or singing to keep us going. The ice cream was yummy!
The Orcas also wrote who would live in an ice castle, and of course, Elsa figured somewhat prominently in their ideas. So did some other interesting people and creatures. Here a fairy is guarded by a knight.
We also built igloos using "ice cubes." Of course, the kids knew what these really were, and everyone had to try eating at least one. Getting the cubes to stick together so the walls could be built was quite challenging!