The children have continued to be interested in arctic animals. We have been watching some great videos of penguins and polar bears on YouTube. Because we live in such a warm area, I was having trouble explaining to these little ones just how cold the snow and ice in the videos is. To help them understand, we created our own arctic area in the sensory tubs. After filling the tubes with water, I added big ice cubes that I had made by freezing water in bowls.
Then we added our plastic polar animals.
Soon everyone’s hands were freezing! Luckily we had several pairs of mittens in the dress up area that helped to warm the children’s hands again.