Wednesday, May 30, 2007

12 Weeks of Summer Series - Week 5

Winter in July

Field Trip: Find an ice cream factory to tour or just go out for ice cream
Try Something New: Make Ice Cream in Ziplock bags - put ingredients in a quart size freezer bag and seal. Then put the quart size bag in a gallon bag with ice and rock salt. Flip the bag by taking the bottom corners rotating the bag forward. In about 10 mins or so you'll have soft serve ice cream. Make sure the kids don't get to carried away cause the bags will break and ruin the ice cream (won't set and tastes like salt).
Library: Discover how animals survive in the cold
Crafts: marshmallow igloo, ice castle (fill sand castle things ½ full w/water and freeze), snow globe (baby food jar and glue stuff to inside lid)
Kids Cook: Snow cones
Rainy Day Fun: Make Ice Eggs (freeze water balloons filled w/water and a drop of food coloring – small ones freeze faster)
Outdoor: Melt Down Experiment
Movie: Ice Age
Craft Challenge: make a snowman with whatever you can find around the house
Weekly Challenge: snowshoe walk - strap tennis rackets to your feet and try and walk
Additional Information: My ice cream in a bag recipe is as follows- 1 egg, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 cup whipping cream, and 1/2 cup milk. This makes plenty for 2 kids which works great if you want to pair up to flip the bag around.
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