Upon return from our winter excursion, I set up a table in the classroom for the children to make ice collages. The filled baskets from the nature walk were placed in the middle of a table and each child began placing items in a pie tin. Next, we poured water into the tin and placed a loop of twine to hang the collage once it freezes. Then, we placed them right outside of our door to let them freeze overnight. Of all nights, however, the temperature remained above freezing! The cold front which moved in the following day put smiles on our faces - we knew that this meant freezing temps...and successful ice collages!
|Assembling the bits of nature from our winter nature walk into pie tins for ice collages.|
|Arranging the objects in water. A loop of tied twine was used to create a hanger.|
|Here they are all lined up outside our door, waiting to freeze...|
And the big reveal...
|...in the trees around our play area...|