Frozen Objects Winter Preschool Activity

If you’re looking for a quick & easy winter preschool activity, then look no further! This frozen objects investigation station is sure to be a hit with your little kids! Put together a fun winter sensory bin using things that you already have around the house. You’re definitely going to want to check it out! 

collage of frozen objects winter activity images with text: Frozen Objects Winter ActivityWe’re working on wrapping up our Winter in the Woods theme and this week both little kids had a wonderful time with the Frozen Objects Winter Preschool Activity!  

children exploring pompoms frozen in ice
I can’t even wrap my head around how much we’re enjoying this theme! It’s quickly becoming one of our favorites! 

pompoms and beads frozen in ice on tray
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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.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

This month we were thrilled to receive one of the Little Goose Toddler Teacher Guidebooks too!

frozen objects sensory tray
The creativity always amazes me with each and every one of the Investigation Station ideas! And did I mention they’re almost always favorites around here? Of course the little guy and baby girl can’t help but love them!

child exploring pompoms and bead frozen in ice cube
Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) has done an incredible job! Even the little guy who’s a kindergartner this year is all kinds of excited to participate in the STEAM activities.  

toddler exploring frozen objects
They’re quick & easy for preschool teachers and homeschool mamas alike! More often than not, the Investigation Stations include items that we already have around the house. And if not, no big deal.

pompoms and beads frozen within ice cubes
The Teacher Guide actually encourages you to use alternatives and be creative in adapting the ideas to the materials you have. 

child dipping ice cube into bowl of warm water
Icicles are formed when snow starts to melt and drips off rooftops or other ledges. They can grow in length by melting and then freezing again. The ends of icicles can be sharp and dangerous. 

child adding ice cubes to bowl of water
Frozen Objects Winter Preschool Activity

Earth Science | Scientific Reasoning

Set Up

  • Pour water into a variety of containers (e.g., bowls, cups).
  • Place small objects in water-filled containers and place in the freezer.
  • Once frozen, pop the ice structures out and place on a tray.
  • Encourage children to explore removing the items frozen inside the ice. 

bowl of water filled with ice cubes
Big Questions

  • What do you know that melts? 
  • How might you remove the items frozen in ice? 
  • What can you do with ice? 
  • When have you seen something frozen? 
  • What might happen to a lake or pond if the temperature becomes very cold?

child exploring objects frozen in ice cubes
The little guy was quick to say that ice melts. And you know, he can put ice in his sensory table and watch it melt. 

bowl filled with water and pompoms frozen in ice
Not too long ago, he pointed out an icicle to me and asked me where it came from. Of course that made for a great impromptu lesson on freezing and melting. 

bowls filled with pompoms frozen in ice on tray
I asked the little guy what might happen to a lake or pond if the temperature becomes very cold and he immediately said, “It would freeze into ice to go skating!” 

children exploring frozen objects sensory activity
Between the Little Goose Toddler Teacher Guidebook and of course Experience Preschool with Mother Goose Time, there’s no shortage of winter-themed stuff for the little kids to do and we’re obviously loving every minute of it! 

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Winter in the Woods theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger

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