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Icy Hand- Winter Preschool Sensory Activity

Don’t you love it when you stumble across an awesome and fun winter preschool sensory activity that you cannot wait to try? If you are interested in a fun sensory activity keep reading!

Well hey, guys! It’s me Natasha from Tiny Tots Adventures where I blog about the games and activities that I do with my girls. Well some of them. I’m here to share a few of our winter preschool sensory activities with you all.

image showing icy hand- a preschool sensory winter activity

Icy Hand- Winter Preschool Sensory ActivitY

Today I’m sharing something that we’ve only tried once. Melting ice! The first time, my girls played around with melting ice if was fun and very contained. This time I let them out the tub and let the fun happen.

Items needed for this fun winter preschool sensory activity

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 You will also need:

  • Water
  • Rubber band or twisty tie
  • Salt

Setting Up Your Winter PRESCHOOL SENSORY Activity

  1. Add the gems, stones, beads, ornament, and glitter to the inside of the glove
  2. Now fill with water and, tie off with a rubber band or twisty tie.
  3. Freeze overnight

Now that is has been a whole night the hand should be frozen. Cut the glove, from the ice, and set the hand in a bowl.

I then gave my preschooler a small bowl of ice cream salt, two small bottles of water, and a dropper.

First, she spooned the water over the hand and then started to add the salt. It was taking a while to melt so she gave up and left.

When she walked past it she doubled back and screamed for me to come and see. The hand had started to melt where the salt had been and she could now see a gem.

Now she is all into this little activity and she has come up with mixing salt and water in one of her little bottles thinking that by letting the salt dissolve in the water it can melt more of the ice without using all of her salt.

Nope! Didn’t happen how she thought so she changed her plan of attack to find more gems. She now put a thin layer of salt over the hand and used the dropper to drop small amounts of water on the salt layer she says to help the salt stick and melt the ice.

Yes! She found gems, beads, and.. Ahh! A Christmas ornament!

This project was a success in my book because it got her to thinking and taught her that she should not give up when something doesn’t work right away. We sometimes have to wait for the magic to happen.

So I hope that you guys enjoyed this share. I was going to share something else, but we had no snow and I had to clear my freezer from all the elements of a sensory bin so hence this fun activity. I have to get back to my Tiny Tots and stop them from creating a mess. So remember that every day is an adventure. Later!

p.s. If you like this winter post, you make like these as well.

These cute winter tracing pages are sure to help your child with their preschool letter writing.build the castle of Arendelle- frozen preschool lesson plan  Frozen winter sensory bin- preschool sensory activities

Kellilou

Saturday 26th of January 2019

This is such a great inquiry based activity for your little one to explore scientific method without even knowing such a thing exists! I love that your daughter came up with so many different hypotheses and not only proved (or disproved them) but had the perseverance to come up with additional plans and stuck with it until she succeeded. It's natural (and intelligent) to walk away from a project that is overwhelming and then to return to ut later when your subconscious has had time to ponder upon the issue. I definitely want to do this one!

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