Halloween is the perfect time for a little spooky science. Set up a fun spider ice melt science activity for an easy spider theme. Take a classic science experiment like ice melts and give it a playful Halloween twist! Follow along with us as we countdown to Halloween with 31 Days of Halloween Ideas and Experiments.
SPIDER ICE MELT SCIENCE ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
A simple ice melt science activity is perfect for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten learning time!
SPIDER ICE MELT SUPPLIES
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SPIDER ICE MELT SET UP
I prepped these the night before and made two batches. I pushed a plastic spider into the tray. Next I filled it with water! For one batch I tinted the water orange with food coloring. Once frozen, pop out the ice cubes and place them in a container! Finally, add a bowl of warm water and fill a squirt bottle if desired!
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SPIDER ICE MELT SCIENCE PLAY
He thought this was so cool and couldn’t wait to get started! He spent a good amount of time working on the icy spider webs and freeing the spiders. We added a little bowl of salt to enhance our ice melt science play. This component is not an exact science as the surrounding temperature of course is not cold, but it is a fun idea to work in and talk about too.
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Using eyedroppers, basters and squeeze bottles are also awesome for fine motor skills practice. Take a look at those little fingers working hard. You can also add these plastic spiders to a sensory bin with a pair of tweezers to work on fine motor skills. In addition, pouring is a great skill to practice! He decided it was easier to hold the spiders and melt them!
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Terrific smile science for young kids with a fun Halloween themes. Make learning fun and playful and your kids will have a blast! Stick around for 31 Days of Halloween Science too. Click on the photo below for a daily activity!
EASY SPIDER ICE MELT SCIENCE PLAY FOR KIDS
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