This week, as another activity, we used ice again as Amelia enjoyed melting ice cubes so much last week. This week, as a re-enforcement of last time, I decided to freeze some of her toys into a big container, and then to see if we could ‘rescue’ them from the ice.
This went really well. At first, Amelia didn’t think of melting the ice, and so we tried to stab it with different things. Then I suggested that we needed to melt it, and Amelia remembered that we need warm water. So I filled a bigger bowl with warm water (this was fine, but took replacing a few times) and in the end. Let Amelia pour the warm water in herself.
This was a really good activity to do with Amelia – it took about 20 minutes, then water play afterwards. Amelia wanted to do it again straight afterwards, always a food sign! I have promised her that we will do different coloured ice cubes another day 🙂 I’m wondering if I can do a ‘mixing the colours to make different colours’ as part of the same activity.
Meanwhile, we have cornflour goo to make, coloured rice to play with and do some craft with, some handprint art t make and a volcano 🙂 loads planned for half term week! I would love to home school her next year, but just can’t afford to not go back to work, and I’d be worried that shed be bored without having school friends. However, I love doing different activities with her and we both have a lot of fun 🙂