Mrs Grant brought some snow back from Mt Hotham this week. We put it in the clam shell to play with. The children got to touch and taste it. They could feel the air around the shell getting colder. They used animals who live in the snow and vehicles for moving snow in their pretend play. We watched the snow start to melt during the day. They children wanted to save it for the next day. They suggested keeping the windows open overnight so the room was cold. They put all the snow in a pile and in the morning there was still some left. When their hands got too cold they went and played something else for a while.
Hi Mrs Grant, do you know the story The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats? that would be a perfect companion to this experience.
No I will check it out. Thank you
Wonderful ideas Merrilyn . I think the concept of snow is very mysterious for the kids – especially when they have never seen it.