I got this idea from one of the brilliant moms on Pinterest.
So easy to do and Caleb got to practice counting!
I drew two dinosaurs. Prepared clothespins and a dice. Caleb insisted on wearing his silly hat.
We each took turns rolling the dice and putting the corresponding number of clothespins on our dinosaurs to make them look like stegosaurus spikes.
Count the pins before pinning.
Adding the spikes.
Whoever gets the most “spikes” on their dinosaur wins the game! Caleb is counting his clothespins to see if he really won the game.
Wonderful practice for counting and comparing more or less.
These are all the materials that you need. You can use any old cloth grocery bag and different colored sharpies. Don’t forget to line the inside of the bag with a thick board so the sharpies won’t go through to the other side of the bag.
Mix food coloring with water and freeze. I just used 1-2 drops.
Wait for a sunny day and take out your colored ice cubes for some ice painting!
The ice melted pretty fast.
Caleb kept on checking his hands to see if they got “dirty”.
CALEB: My hand is cold!
When he was done “painting” Caleb threw the rest of the ice all over the garden.
He enjoyed this a lot!
We laid out the paper on the grass to dry.
Hosed down the table and washed Caleb’s hands. They didn’t get stained at all–hahaha! I was secretly worried that they would be stained.
Cold fun on a sunny day!