Today the children made the most of the frosty weather. They found large pieces of ice inside the tyres in the outdoor play area. Kit decided that it would be a good idea to paint the ice, he wondered what might happen.
The colours began to mix together as the ice melted, Lewis noticed that the paint was very swirly and it mixed with the water which made the colours change.
Some children decided to write their name in the frost. Kit shared that his finger was very cold.
The children also filled balloons with water on Monday; they then explored how the water had changed within the balloons. The children said that the balloons were squishy at the end of day on Monday but they were frozen solid this morning. The children opened the balloon. Noah commented; “the ice is very hard and cold.”
Georgia said “the frost is changing colour.”
Over the last 2 mornings in the garden , the children have discovered ice on the ground and in puddles. They have been exploring how it looks and feels. Ice and snow provide excellent provocations for learning as the children are intrigued by how it forms and how it melts and how cold it feels next to their skin.
Experiences like this offer opportunities to explore many different lines of development. Stephanie and the children talked about how some people live in very cold countries and the children learned about Antartica.
As we have been using our firepit there was a lot of chat about how people keep warm in cold climates.