Inside: These preschool winter activities involve ice and lots of fun hands-on exploration. Perfect for your science table!
The cold weather is here.
We love to explore ice this time of year!
While planning winter theme, I found 15 fun winter ice activities for preschoolers.
These are engaging, hands-on ideas that can be done in the classroom and at home. Ready for some winter fun?
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15 Fun Winter Ice Activities for Preschoolers
Freeze blocks of ice and paint on them.
Freeze ice and paint on sticks to make your own ice paint. (Easy Peasy and Fun)
Use Mega Blocks as handles while ice painting – love this! (Twin Mom Refreshed)
Explore ice and water in the sensory bin.
Scoop ice out of water for a chilly sensory experience. (Busy Toddler)
Mix colors in a bin filled with ice cubes. (Days with Grey)
Do you want to melt a snowman? This ice melting activity looks like a fun sensory idea! (Munchkins and Moms)
Brainstorm ways to keep ice from melting. (Planet Smarty Pants)
Melt frozen hands with salt and water. (Happy Hooligans)
Go fishing for ice and learn what happens when salt is added. (Science Kiddo)
For a simple winter science activity, explore fizzy ice. (Toddler Approved)
Make volcanoes from ice and watch them erupt. (Reading Confetti)
Princess lovers will have fun with this ice castle excavation activity. (School Time Snippets)
Add some STEM to your winter theme by experimenting with frozen magnetic pieces. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Freeze Lego figures in water and excavate them. (Lemon Lime Adventures)
Explore a rainbow with melting ice. (Powerful Mothering)
Practice letter recognition while trying to remove letters from ice. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Strengthen hands while using a hammer with styrofoam. (Modern Preschool)
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