Snowpeople Science

In the winter our toddler class gathered snow in a 5 gal bucket. They brought it inside and built a snowman in a large shallow baking pan. They put on eyes, arms, nose, buttons (not real buttons) and scarf. They then placed the snowman on the table to watch it melt through the process of the day. Every child in the center made trips to the toddler room that day to see what was happening to the snowman. This was a great hands-on sensory-science project. The kids loved it!



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  • Nan November 24, 2017 at 10:24 pm Reply

    Snowmen in Hawaii.
    Materials needed… 3 balloons,
    water, scarf, hat, felt eyes, nose & mouth.

    Fill balloons one small, one medium and one large with water and freeze in bowls so they keep their round shape. We kept ours frozen for 3 days to be sure it was solid.

    Remove the balloon and add a small amount of water to top of large ice ball and place medium ball on top until it sticks, do the same for the small ball. Add scarf, hat and face.

    We made 2 icemen and set one in the sun and one in the shade and compared how long it took to melt. The children enjoyed making the icemen and watching it melt.

    We sang I’m a little snowman, short and fat, Here is my scarf and here is my hat, When the sun comes out I cannot play, I just slowly melt away.

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