It has been c-o-l-d here in Atlanta. I know that many of you are also experiencing weather in the negatives. For most of the country freezing weather is not a big deal. That is not the case here in Atlanta. I spend much of the winter arguing with my girls that yes, they really do need to wear a jacket. When the temperature dips we can have some frozen fun with winter science. These experiments for kids are a great way to have fun and learn at the same time!
Frozen Fun: Winter Science Experiments for Kids
Make a Slushie – Take a bottle of soda pop and put it outside. Check it occasionally and bring into the house when it is not frozen completely, but still able to be poured.
Frozen Water Balloons: Fill balloons with water and put them outside. Kids will love watching the balloons progress from completely filled with water, to water that is breakable ice, to complete ice balloons. “Popping” the balloon is a lot of fun. The balloon practically melts off with a simple slit with a knife.
Ice Lanterns: Fill a balloon with water and put it in a bowl to freeze. Pop the balloon before it freezes all the way through so you have a fish bowl made of ice. Put candles inside. I loved this idea the instant Ricole Runs texted it to me. I really wanted to do this, but our balloons froze into complete ice balls overnight. I think this would be doable with a freezer though?
Blow Bubbles: Blowing bubbles in freezing temperatures leads to frozen bubbles (if you have what it takes). Make sure you wear gloves! 9 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit is where you will have a lot of success with blowing frozen bubbles. Blow bubbles UP into the air.
Boiling Water: Throw a pot/cup of boiling water into the air. If your temperatures are below freezing it may make an effect similar to dry ice. If it is really, seriously cold, you may be able to make it snow!
Create a Snowflake Painting: If it is just too cold to venture outside or if you have completed your frozen fun winter science experiments for kids, you can create a snowflake painting indoors.
Use a Kit: The Snowflake Factory allows you to create frilly frosty effects with the snow flake factory which combines art and science fantasy with the real life sciences of crystallography and chromatography.
Do you have any frozen fun activities that you love to do with your family?
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