Monday, July 7, 2014

Welcome to another week of After School Link Up. It’s hot here, so it’s time to cool down with ice. I am sharing my favorite icy play ideas – some from After School Link Up and some from my travels around the web.Summer Icy Play Ideas from Planet Smarty Pants

Icy Science From Planet Smarty Pants

Volume and Weight Ice Experiment
In this ice volume and weight experiment we observed what will happen with ice when it melts – makes you think twice as to what will really happen if more ice melts in global warming.

Icy Play Ideas Around the Web

Happy Hooligans has several terrific posts with Frozen theme, including this cool (literally!) idea for Elsa’s Hands.Frozen Hands from Happy Hooligans
2. JDaniel’s Mom continues Frozen theme with a fun icy sensory bin and  frozen Olaf.
Frozen Olaf from JDaniel's Mom
3. Almost Unschoolers had a series of different icy play ideas, but I especially liked this ice castle building challenge.
Ice Castle from Almost Unschoolers
4. Painting with ice cubes never gets old. My Big Fat Happy Life made hers even more fun with star shaped ice molds.
Ice Cube Painting from My Big Fat Happy Life
5. Another classic is ice cream in a bag. We still have to try that one here. Buggy and Buddy gives a very detailed tutorial on how to make this icy treat which doubles up as a science experiment.
Icecream in a Bag from Buggy and Buddy
6. For all Star Wars enthusiasts out there Fun-a-Day made a fun take on rescuing Han Solo with her Star War Lego science experiment – I am glad that Lucas didn’t decide to use vinegar to free his character!
Star War Lego Science from Fun-a-Day

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I also loved that ice castle challenge from Almost Unschoolers!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I had to dump all my containers of ice in prep for a house showing - the fridge and freezer are included with the sale, so I wanted them to be clean and organized. I was sad, because it would have been a perfect day to be out playing with ice in the heat - then I came around the corner, and found my teens running hot water onto the ice shapes in the sink - oowing and awing over the cool way the water was hollowing out, and making tunnels in the ice. I guess your never too old to enjoy ice play :)

Ticia said...

Imagine if he had...... The vinegar smell would have been so overpowering.