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Friday, February 28, 2014

Got Winter? Try these snow and ice activities


This weeks "Got? series" post is Got Winter? Try these snow and ice ideas. A collection of creative, arts, crafts and just plain fun using snow and ice.

Just click on the photos to be taken to each original post with the directions to each idea. Have fun!

This idea is just fantastic! Mr Potato Snow Heads!!!
http://happyhooligans.ca/potato-heads-in-the-snow/

Have a snow experiment.
http://www.sugaraunts.com/2013/02/snowball-experiments.html

How does adding oil change the melting process? Fine out here.
http://familylicious.com/ice-and-oil-fun-preschool-science/

Make ice sun catchers. These are beautiful!
http://twigandtoadstool.blogspot.ca/2014/01/ice-rainbow-sun-catchers.html


Practice fine motor skills by scooping ice.
http://www.sugaraunts.com/2013/05/scooping-ice.html

Make colourful ice sculptures.
http://artfulparent.com/2012/11/colored-ice-scultpures-outdoor-winter-art-for-kids.html


Colour mixing experiment by allowing different coloured ice cubes to melt and mix.
http://thepreschoolexperiment.blogspot.ca/2011/08/color-mixing.html

Colour mix with frozen water colour paints, bonus is you get to paint at the same time.
http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2013/07/fun-in-sun-watercolor-ice-art.html


Make an ice volcano.
http://www.readingconfetti.com/2013/08/ice-volcanoes.html

Ice gems add wonderful colour to your yard, deck and walkways.
http://hurrayic.blogspot.co.uk/2008/02/colored-glass-tutorial-for-kids.html


Make a snowman as a bird feeder and feed your feathered friends.
http://rosinahuber.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/snow-sculptures-candle-light.html


Make ice ornaments to brighten up your yard.
http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/big-small-diy-colored-ice-ornaments/


Try a glowing ice and salt experiment.
http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/09/glowing-science-for-kids-salt-ice.html

Make ice boats.
http://makedoandfriend.blogspot.ca/2012/02/iceboats-sensory-play.html

Add faces to your trees instead of making a full snowman or if the snow isn't proper packing snow for snowmen.
http://www.thechocolatemuffintree.com/2011/02/too-cold-for-snowman.html

 Learn about melting by applying heat to mini snowmen.
http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2011/01/indoor-edible-snowmen.html

Try Lego (or other small toy) excavations.
http://lemonlimeadventures.com/lego-science-ice-excavation-experiment/#_a5y_p=1314358


Make candles in the snow.
http://maymomvt.blogspot.ca/2009/02/snow-candles-on-candlemas.html

 Make Ice Mandalas.
http://gardenmama.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/my-entry-1.html


How about ice ghosts or could be monsters if it's not near Halloween
http://www.thegoldengleam.com/2012/09/halloween-ice-ghosts-messy-play-in-sink.html

Make snow cakes.
http://katherinemaries.com/blog/archives/7946


Make snow cookies for the birds.
http://www.growingplay.blogspot.ca/2012/01/snow-cookies-for-birds.html


Create colourful icicles.
http://www.housingaforest.com/creating-colorful-icicles/

Make nature ice scultpures.
http://www.howtorunahomedaycare.com/articles/preschool-science-nature-ice-sculpture-craft/

Better yet make ice sculpture candles.
http://gardentherapy.ca/frozen-garden-candles/#.UuQFKxAo6M8

 Or even Rainbow Ice Lanterns.
http://theenchantedtree.blogspot.ca/2011/01/rainbow-ice-lanterns.html


Make and play in a sensory polar play box.
http://www.pre-schoolplay.blogspot.com.au/#!http://pre-schoolplay.blogspot.com/2013/01/ice-play.html

Make ice castle homes for peg peole and critter play outside.
http://ohmyhandmade.com/2011/what-we-know/super-amazing-snow-day-fun/

Excavate dinosaur ice eggs.
http://teachingmama.org/dinosaur-ice-eggs/


Make ice chalk.
http://www.readingconfetti.com/2013/05/ice-chalk.html?showComment=1369016925714#c259500683819184007

Paint the snow! It's a huge, bright, glorious canvas.
http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/

Build a colouful igloo.
http://themetapicture.com/coloured-ice-igloo/

Paint snowball faces.
http://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/indoor-snow-activity.html

Snow pearls would be a super sensory exploration.
http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2014/01/snow-pearls-play.html


 Here are 5 snow activities you may never have thought of too...like Frozen tag and Frozen bubbles.
http://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/5-snow-activities-you-probably-have-never-heard-of/


 This idea for glow sticks in the snow is just a picture but would be fun to do too.
http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/75227299@N00/315901700/


This idea for monster snowshoes doesn't give a how to (it links to a book) but they idea is simple to replicate and super cute.
http://boingboing.net/2011/01/11/howto-make-monster-s.html

 Explore these winter books and the activities listed to go along with each book.
http://www.kcedventures.com/blog/winter-books-for-kids-lit-fun-winter-activities

Try an experiment to see how blubber keeps arctic animals warm.
http://keepinglifecreative.com/homeschool/the-blubber-mitten-experiment/


No real snow and ice in your area? How about trying this small world play by replicating snow.
http://theimaginationtree.com/2011/01/small-world-play-park-in-snow.html

Or try making our snowflakes from coffee filters.
http://www.siayla.blogspot.ca/2011/11/im-trying-to-embrace-fact-that-winter.html

And last but not least try making ice cream from snow. I have a whole collection of ideas HERE on a past Got? series post.
http://siayla.blogspot.ca/2014/01/got-snow-try-these-snow-ice-ceam-recipes.html