Thursday, 10 April 2014

Icy Fun on a Hot Day



It has been really hot around here lately, and the children have been asking for water play almost on a daily basis. Sometimes more than once a day.

Since they have been introduced to 'Ice Age', Little Man has been playing out various scenes with his toys. That inspired me to freeze two blocks of ice for him to pretend to be glaciers with.

On a particularly hot day, we set up the water table, and I added the two blocks of ice, along with whatever ice cubes we had.

Little Lady was busy transferring ice here, there and everywhere. At one point, she was very focused on putting all the ice cubes back into the tray. She played with the large block for a while, but enjoyed playing with the smaller ice cubes more.

Little Man had fun re-enacting some scenes from 'Ice Age', as well as creating his own stories. He also had a go at chipping away at the block of ice with some toys, putting into practice what he had learnt in school about solids and force.

Little Man has been asking me to make him more blocks of ice to play with. But I had just stocked up the freezer, so he'll have to wait till we use up some of our supplies.

As for the all the water we've been using, that does not go to waste - we use them fir watering our plants once the children are done with water play for that day.

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Little Man: 3 years 10 months
Little Lady: 1 year 9 months
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