Winter is a great opportunity to use the cold weather to create ice activities with your children. Here are some ideas to use ice in a creative and interesting way. We hope that you find them useful and enjoyable.
Overview of the Activity
Using creative techniques to explore freezing and melting water.
Large shallow trays, jugs of water, selection of natural materials, short lengths of plastic tube (2-4 cm), string or rope.
· To understand that water freezes in very cold temperatures.
· To learn about and understand the changing of the seasons.
· To create textures and develop language to describe them.
· To work collaboratively in small groups.
Spend time discussing the weather in the lead up to the activity and encourage pupils to watch a weather forecast at home and to decide when would be the best time to conduct the activity. Look at the standing water outside in puddles and ponds. Also look at videos and pictures of snow and ice scenes.
Classroom Resources (General)
Design & Technology
There are many other ice art sculptures that you can create such as: