Easy melting ice science activities are perfect all year round! We enjoy melting ice activities for simple science and sensory play. Icy science is a classic preschool science experiment that can be presented in so many ways! Simple ice science is perfect for beginner scientists and even older kids too! I always enjoy participating in our ice science melts. Just one of our simple science activities.
Ice science is pretty cool, but it’s also fairly easy to set up. We enjoy freezing water for play in many different shaped containers! There’s always and in treating way to create a new theme for the season or holiday.
HOW TO MAKE ICE BLOCKS
We use milk cartons, plastic food containers, disposable gloves, balloons, and ice-cube molds to create unique ideas. The most helpful hint to remember is to freeze in layers if you want to have all of your trinkets and items spread out evenly. Though this is not possible with the gloves. Blow up balloons first to stretch them out before adding items!
What do we like to freeze in the water?
What do we like to freeze for all of these great ice science activities? Plastic animals, cars, glass gems, glitter, sequins, magnets, super heroes, plastic coins, jewelry and stars. We have also used feathers, real items from the beach, and pieces of our Christmas tree! The possibilities are endless. You can easily make any of these ice science melts with your child’s favorite themes.
What does melting ice science teach?
You can learn about reversible change, temperature, and properties of water. Melting ice science is also great for practicing fine motor skills with spray bottles, squirt bottles, and eye droppers or basters!
What is the frozen fizzing ice science?
This is a fun twist on the simple ice science activities with water. We love baking soda science activities, so I decide to try to freeze a baking soda dough mixture for melting! Take a look! It’s very cool!
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Lemon and Lime Outdoor Ice Melt
I used various sized containers and colored the water yellow and green. I added lemon and lime juice for scented sensory play. He enjoyed using his water gun outside to melt the ice!
Our ice science activities make great early learning activities for all sorts of themes and seasons!
Some of our favorite fine motor tools at home! Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: I receive compensation for any items sold through this site. Our ideas are always free to enjoy and try at school or home.