We’ve been experimenting with ice. We filled tall ice cube trays with water and food coloring and put it in the freezer. When it was frozen, we saw that they looked just like markers or crayons and we painted with them. It was cold!
We also made real crystal snowflakes. We put water and Borax in a big tank and hung pipe cleaner snowflake shapes inside. We watched them closely during the day and saw some crystals forming on the bottom. When we came in the next day, they had really turned into crystals! What a cool science experiment.
We also enjoyed Pajama Day and our hibernation activities last week. We all were so cozy in our pajamas as we made pancakes, ate hibernation cupcakes that we made (we put bear cookies inside each one just like they were hibernating), and cuddled and rested with the bears.
We have been reading many winter books and our favorite is one called “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs. It doesn’t have any words, only pictures. It’s about a boy who makes a snowman and then goes on some adventures with him. When he wakes up in the morning, he sees that the snowman melted! We love this book and read it over and over. We were inspired to make our own melted snowman projects. We each painted with white and then added a hat, eyes, a nose, and a scarf. They came out so adorable.
We made a big felt snowman that we enjoyed playing with too.
Last but not least, Mazal Tov to Liat on the birth of her new baby sister!