Practice fine motor skills while exploring states of matter with your preschoolers and kindergartners using this Squirt the Ice Experiment for Kids. Don’t forget to add this quick and easy idea to your list of STEAM activities for your next science preschool theme. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!
This month, we’re learning all about science and today’s Squirt the Ice Experiment is perfect for exploring states of matter with your little learners in an engaging and hands-on way.
We started with a few bowls filled with colored ice cubes and a squeeze bottle full of water. Activities like this one are a fun and meaningful way for preschoolers and kindergartners to learn about the scientific method.
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I asked the little guy and baby girl what they thought might happen if we squirted water on the ice as opposed to just letting it melt on its own.
Both kiddos had a wonderful time with this STEAM investigation station. Not only did we review color mixing, but we also learned that squirting water onto the ice helped it to melt more quickly.
What you’ll need
- Crushed Ice
- Squeeze Bottle
Here’s how to do it
- Fill a squeeze bottle with water and set it next to a tray of crushed ice.
- Encourage the child to explore squeezing water on the ice.
Ice Science Experiments
Here at The Keeper of the Memories, we love experimenting with water and ice. Keep reading for even more of our favorite quick and easy science projects for little kids.
- Explore physical changes while practicing engineering skills with our preschoolers and kindergartners using this Ice STEAM.
- Check out this Ice Painting for Kids activity! It’s a fun process art idea that’s perfect for getting creative outside on hot summer days.
- Learn about color mixing with your preschoolers and kindergartners using this engaging and hands-on Color Mixing STEAM.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Science Lab preschool theme from Experience Preschool!