|This is a great activity because
it combines cutting as well as gluing skills.
| Give your child some 1 strips of white paper.
| Have him cut the strips into 1 squares.
| Then give him a sheet of large blue paper and
| Encourage him to use his white squares to build
an ice house or igloo.
|Some inks can be toxic, so just use
food coloring for this activity.
| Give your child a piece of paper and have him fold it in
half, then lay it open.
| Next, give him two or three small bottles of food coloring
and have him drip one or two drops of each color on the right
side of his paper.
| Then, have him fold the left side of the paper back over
the right side and press his hand across the top of the papers.
| When he opens the paper, he will see a symmetrical color
LARGE I CUTOUTS
|Using the large I pattern, cut
out a large I shape for your child, from heavy paper.
Below are some suggestions for decorating the I shape.
| Draw designs on it with an ink pen.
| Draw lines on it to make it look like its made out of ice
| Place ice cream or ice skate stickers on it.
| INK COLOR
You will need 16 index cards and food coloring for this activity.
| On four index cards put a blob of yellow food coloring.
| Then put red blobs on four more cards, blue on four
and green on four.
| When the cards are dry, mix them up and give them to
| Have her sort the blobs into four color piles.
| Set out some small boxes, paper plates, toothpicks,
stickers and tape.
| Encourage your child to make his own inventions.
| Have them tell you about their inventions when they
| ICE EXPERIMENTS
|Set out some ice in a pan and let your children
do some simple experiments.
| Which will melt faster, ice on the table or ice wrapped
| How can I get two pieces of ice to stick together?
| How long does it take an ice cube to melt.
| Set out some common condiments and spices.
| Let your child mix a few of them together.
| Have her taste her creations and determine which she
likes and which taste icky.
| Borrow an ice cream maker and show your children how
to make their own ice cream.
| Experiment with flavors.
ICE CREAM SUNDAES
| Set out a bowl of vanilla ice cream and an assortment
of toppings, such as; nuts, syrups and bananas.
| Let your child make his own personalized sundae.
|These are fun for kids to make.
| Set out some large prunes and some small pretzel sticks.
| Show your child how to poke pretzels into a prune to
make it resemble an insect.
|Let your children invent their own popsicles
using fruit juices.
|Pour juice into small paper cups.
|Add sticks when juice is almost frozen.
|Remove the paper cup when they are totally frozen.
AN I BOOK
| Give your child a blank book, by folding 3-4 pieces
of typing paper in-half and stapling the folded edge.
| Go through magazines and junk mail for pictures of
words that start with I.
| Cut out the pictures and have your child glue the pictures
into his Ibook.
| Encourage your child to read his book to others.
|INSPECTOR BEAR AN I STORY
Who stole the ice cubes
From the Winter Fair?
We cant find them
Lets call Inspector
He can investigate
Clues at the fair.
Rushed to the fair
And started searching
For clues everywhere.
He looked for clues
Out in the snow.
He checked all igloos
He tasted ice cream
And icicle pies.
He checked every ice skate
For possible ties.
He went to the park
And was very surprised.
To see children skating
On small cubes of ice.
Here were the ice cubes
The children replaced
Hed found them at last.
Children were skating on
Ice cubes like glass.
All the ice for the fair
And everyone cheered
For Inspector Bear.
WINTER’S COMING – A POEM
Icicles hanging by the back door.
Ice skates lying on the floor.
Ice boxes filled with ice cream treats.
Ice cubes ready for icy treats.
Winter’s coming, yes I know
Filled with ice and lots of snow.
| Cut four pieces of green paper into island shapes.
| Tape the islands on the floor approximately 12 apart.
| Have your children see if they can hop from one island to
Have your children write on index cards with an ink pen.