I talked with them about ice, what it was, reviewed solid, liquids and gasses and then we talked about what salt would do to ice. We went outside and gave each one to two a block of ice. They were also given a small bowl of rock salt to experiment with. When they were tired of that I also had ice painting set up. I brought a bag of crushed ice in, poured some paint on paper plates, and gave each child a large white paper. They were supposed to dip the ice in the paint and then use it like a brush. A lot of the kids gave up on that and just started finger painting.
It was a really fun, entertaining activity. Quite a few of the kids never got to ice paint because they were so involved with their ice blocks. The clean up was simple, let the ice melt!
Jake (in brown jacket) and Michael (blue shirt).
Typical Anthony- surrounded by girls!
Annie with Anthony
Annie and Jaileigh