Ice painting activity – AM Nursery

Exploring the ice activities are loved at any time of the year in our nursery!

This time we decided to paint the ice! We were watching what was happening with the watercolors as the ice started to melt. The texture started to change, as did paint colours.

Ice activities open the door to so many wonderful learning opportunities such as imaginative play, language exploration, fine motor development for pre-writing skills, coordination, social interactions and to talk about and use describing words to communicate what is being experienced.  How the ice felt on our hands: cold, freezing cold, if we leave our hands on it for too long it hurts because it is too cold!  The ice also felt: slippery, smooth and looked clear and see-through.  We joked about how it would feel if we were to have a bath in it.