It's easy to get swept up in high energy outdoor fun during the winter. Shovelling snow, sledding, skiing, ice skating etc... But when it's not so cold that you don't have to move so much and yet cold enough to have snow and ice, there are other ways to have fun with the elements.
Playing with ice can not only be fun, just for the sake of fun, but it can also be taken as a teaching moment without realizing it. Here are some examples of ice activities to do with kids when you're not sledding:
• Glad To Be Here made Ice Bunting to hang
• The Artful Parent has a very cool Melting Ice Science Experiment full of colors.
• Factory Direct Craft shows us how to do ice painting.
• Naturally Educational brings us to explore our local surviving flora to freeze it in this artful ice lantern.
• Meet the Dubiens has a nice Colored Ice Blocks tutorial.
• Pinterest User Carie Dean-Kuhn posted a photo of a dinosaur digging activity (salt on ice has got to be one of the most liked experiment in our house!)
• Momstatic shows another way of making an ice lantern using balloons.
• 5 Orange Potatoes brings us a Melting Rainbow experiment using melting ice, color, and oil.
• Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern demonstrates Ice Heart Ornaments on Poppytalk
• Mo of Babyccino Kidss son's classroom made these Ice Baubles
(Images as linked above)