Ice Painting

Children learn best when given time to be able to explore and investigate.  This week one of the activities we provided came from a discovery from the children, they had found some ice outside in the preschool garden and were talking about it to each other “I think it looks like glass” “Does it break?” So we decided to freeze food colouring for the children to explore the properties of ice further while experimenting with colours.

Children need lots of first-hand experiences to develop skills and concepts through play. They met the activity with lots of enthusiasm and it provided plenty of discussions. We put a little salt on the ice to speed up the melting process and it produced some interesting patterns which the children observed.

We will display the pictures up on the wall for your child to show you and talk about them.