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Ice and Snow Play



Materials:

Acorn nuts buried in a tub of snow (if it doesn’t snow in your area, use leaves)
Penguin figures on a shallow tray of ice
Bear figures in a shoe box cave



Instructions:

1. Set out the above items in your science area during free playtime.
2. Use as props with the original song below (sing to the tune of "So Early in the Morning").
What can you do on a winter day?
What can you do on a winter day?
What can you do on a winter day,
So early in the season.
You can dig in the snow for nuts like a squirrel.
Dig in the snow for nuts like a squirrel.
Dig in the snow for nuts like a squirrel,
So early in the season.
You can skate like a penguin on frozen ice.
Skate like a penguin on frozen ice.
Skate like a penguin on frozen ice,
So early in the season.
You can sleep like a bear in a dark den.
Sleep like a bear in a dark den.
Sleep like a bear in a dark den,
So early in the season.
More to do
More science: Fill ice cube trays with water and drop an acorn in each cube. Freeze and let the
children explore ways to free the acorn (set out salt shakers and safe tools to use).
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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