Ice STEAM for Kids

Explore physical science and logic & reasoning with your preschoolers this summer using this Ice STEAM. Don’t forget to add this quick and easy idea to your list of STEAM activities for your next summer preschool theme. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!

collage of ice STEAM images with text: Ice Towers STEAM Activity for Little KidsThis month, we’re reviewing letters, numbers, colors, and shapes with one of our favorite preschool themes, A to Zoo Animals. So far, we’ve learned about alligators, dolphins, inchworms, and more. Each day, we explore a new letter of the alphabet and a zoo animal to go with it.

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

preschooler holding piece of colored iceToday’s Ice STEAM was definitely one of our favorites. It’s a great opportunity to cool off this summer while learning all about arctic animals such as polar bears.

stacked pieces of colored ice on metal baking sheetNot only did we discuss who lives in the ice and cold but we also answered the question, “What do you know about polar bears?” After all, P is for Polar Bear and this STEAM activity is perfect for all of your arctic and animal preschool themes.

preschooler picking up piece of colored ice to make ice towersIce STEAM

Physical Science, Logic & Reasoning

Set Up

Fill various containers with water and freeze overnight. Remove the ice from the containers and place inside a tub. Invite children to explore stacking the ice shapes and creating ice towers. If desired, add arctic animals.

Big Questions

  • Who lives in the ice and cold?
  • How can you stack slippery ice?
  • How has the structure changed over time?

stacked pieces of colored iceSTEAM activities such as this one are the perfect opportunity to explore lots of important early learning skills in an engaging and hands-on way. How can you stack slippery ice? We experimented with this and lots of other physical science concepts with this quick and easy ice towers STEAM.

preschooler's ice towers made from colored iceDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our A to Zoo Animals preschool theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of ice STEAM images with text: Ice Towers STEAM Activity for Preschoolers