Welcome to Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten! My class blog is the place I share information about some of the fun learning activities we are doing at school. I hope to provide parents with insight into what we are doing, and why, and to share ideas with other early childhood educators. Please don't use the photos or text of this blog without permission, but please do use any ideas you find useful. Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Painting on Ice

Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
 If you live in the northern hemisphere, you may well be looking out on wintery scenes like these:
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten

Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
Beautiful, yes, but also very cold.  You and your students may well spend more time indoors during the winter, but that doesn't mean you can't explore the ice and snow!

Scoop some up, add some droppers of warm water and some more of cold paint, and let the kids explore.  It's a fine motor work out, and absolutely fascinating!
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
Your students might learn about changing states of matter as they add drops of warm water to the ice. 
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
Where does all that paint go when you drip it in?
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
Is it underneath the ice?
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
That stuff sure is cold on our fingers!
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
It's a lot of fun to drip paint into the ice!
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
And to add more, and more!
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
Quite beautiful really!
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten
It's amazing how long this fun can last - maybe even after parents and siblings arrive for pick up, because they may want to join in too.
Painting on Ice, from Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten

P.S.
If you're looking for more ways to learn about winter, check out my most recent resource:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Snow-STEAM-Investigations-2947861
Thanks for stopping by!
Paula

6 comments:

  1. This looks fun and so easy to try at home that it's on our weekend agenda, thanks for sharing! :-) ~Stephanie

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    1. I'd love to hear how it goes, hope you thoroughly enjoy it too!

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  2. This is so cool! I wish it snowed here so we could take advantage - but I wonder if we could re-create the experience using white cherry Slurpees! Love the visuals - thank you!

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    1. We had snow so rarely, it was a treat for us too. You could absolutely make shaved ice and try it, or even just blocks of ice in the freezer - it would be a different experience, but still fun! Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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  4. This would be big time fun here in Florida! Great idea!!

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