Frozen Sun Catchers

Gather up some natural items from a walk outside (the more colorful the better). Leaves, branches, twigs, berries, flower buds, etc. Find a paper plate or plastic lid and fill it with water. Arrange your items in the water and allow them to freeze overnight. Hang outside to display!

Tracks in the Snow- playdough activity!

White No-Cook Play Dough Recipe

  • 6 cups white flour
  • 1 1/2 cup salt
  • 6 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons of oil
  • 4 1/2 cups of boiling water
  • silver glitter (optional, but fun!)

 

After making your playdough recipe, gather a few different toys, figurines, and animals. Discuss and play with the “tracks” left by the feet of the different animals and toys and see if your kid can match the tracks to the toy!. See if you can find some real tracks to investigate the next time it snows for real!

Colorful Ice Cube Craft Activity

Supplies Needed

  • ice cube tray
  • popsicle/craft sticks
  • liquid watercolor paint
  • flour (optional, for opaque paint)
  • Sturdy paper (construction, cardstock)

 

filling your ice tray with watercolors and place popsicle sticks or tongue depressors for handles in each for a handle. allow the paint to freeze completely and only take it out of the freezer a few minutes before painting begins is best. Adding a little flour to the water before coloring it can make the paint more opaque. Get the ice cubes out a few minutes before painting – it’s a great time to read or re-read the book! Protect the work surface with either sheet of plastic or use individual trays for the students to collect drips and spills. When little ones are finished, any remaining “paintsicles” can be refrozen for later use!

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