Ice Painting Activity and small world ice play with Polly Pockets!
Last week, I froze some water in a couple of heart shaped pans for us to use for some Valentines activities here in the daycare. The other day, we used one of the hearts for a Valentines Ice Melt science activity. The kids really enjoyed that. It was very fun and colourful.
We used the other one today for this ice painting activity which the kids loved, but then it ended up morphing into this Polly Pocket skating rink and they continued playing with that for ages. Don’t you love unplanned surprise activities?
We’ve done various forms of ice & snow painting before. We’ve painted with coloured ice and we’ve painted on snow with paints and with watercolours, but this time we were painting our ice with just watercolours.
It was simple, and beautiful, and the girls really enjoyed it.
And after a while we flipped our ice heart over, to paint the other side, and ohhhh, it looked so slick and smooth!
It was just calling out to be skated on, so I told the girls we were changing our plans, and I grabbed our bucket of Polly Pockets.
What a hit. I kind of thought it would be.
We did this once before a couple of years ago, when we found the water in our bird bath was frozen. The kids played for an entire morning with that Polly Pocket Skating Rink.
Today’s ice play kept the girls busy for over an hour as well. First with the ice painting activity, and then with the Pollys and then…. well, you’ll have to stay tuned to see what else we added to this small world play scene.
Here’s a sneak peek….
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.