In the winter when we talk about ice and snow. We also talk about water and ice and how water is a liquid and ice is solid. To reinforce this idea, give each child a 1 gallon ziploc bag with crushed ice in it. Add ice cream salt. Place a smaller bag filled with kool-aid, lemonade or juice. Shake and it freezes. If you play the Greg and Steve song “The Freeze” it will usually be frozen by the time the song is over!
Peanut Butter Snowballs
Note—— Make sure that none of your children in your class are allergic to any of these ingredients.
1 Small Jar Of Peanut Butter
Empty the jar of peanut butter into a bowl. Add 1 to 2 TBS. of honey (depending on how sweet you want the mixture to be). Add 1/4 cup of dry milk and mix into the peanut butter. Keep adding small amounts of dry milk until the peanut butter has a “playdough-like” consistency. Have the children roll the peanut butter mixture into balls. Finally, roll the balls into the coconut. The children can also make snowmen using this procedure.
We like to *make* snow to eat for a snack by taking the Gatorade Frost *white* flavor, freezing it in tubs and putting it through n ice-shaver. The one I use is from Pampered Chef, but I’m sure there are others on the market as well. The consistency is almost like snow, is white, and tastes great!
Yummy Igloo Ice Blocks
Have the children pour a drink of their choices, such as apple juice, orange juice, or fruit punch, into an ice cube tray. Children should place a small swivel stick into the cube container so one end of the stick stays immersed in the liquid. Put the juice tray in the freezer section of the refrigerator. Ask children to predict what will happen to their juice when it is kept in the freezer. When the liquid is frozen, remove the tray from the freezer. Pop out each cube, and you’ve got yummy igloo blocks for the class to enjoy!
To serve about 10 children – Blend together one cup cold milk with two or three bananas in a blender. Ask the children to count aloud as you add ten snowballs (scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt) to the blender. Then invite the children to turn the blender on and off again to create the blizzard. Serve in 5-ounce cups
First Day Of Winter Snacks
First Day Of Winter Snacks for preschoolers through second grade.