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In this activity from The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities, Kindergarteners will help make frozen hot chocolate or "snowman soup", and then measure the temperature of their soup. Kindergarteners will not only enjoy a delicious frozen drink, but will also be introduced to science concepts as they learn about the freezing point of water. Dive into this frozen fun with the instructions below!


  • Cardboard  
  • Marker  
  • Blender  
  • Ice  
  • Water  
  • Packages of hot chocolate mix 
  • Bowls  
  • Spoons  
  • Individual thermometers

What to Do:

  1. Draw a large thermometer on a piece of cardboard.
  2. Discuss how a thermometer works. Show the children where 32 degrees is and explain what the freezing point means.
  3. Place ice in a blender, about 3/4 full. Add water, about 1/2  full.
  4. Add half of a package of cocoa mix.
  5. Chop and crush the ice mixture until smooth.
  6. Pour into soup bowls.
  7. Encourage the children to place a clean thermometer in their bowl of snowman soup. Tell them they may eat it when their soup reaches the freezing point!

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Language
Age: Kindergarten
Interaction: Large Group

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