Frozen Balloon Balls
Math & Science
Ages: 2 years +
Cold as ice! This is a great hands-on activity that will stir your child’s natural curiosity and have them asking lots of questions about temperature, elements and matter.
- Small balloons (regular or water balloons)
- Food colouring (Optional)
Set-up your experiment
- Using the faucet, fill each balloon with water and secure.
- OPTIONAL – Add a few drops of food colouring before you fill the balloon. Mix the colour by shaking the balloon after filling with water.
- Place the balloon(s) in the freezer overnight.
Reveal the ice ball
- Cut the balloon open to reveal the smooth ice ball.
- Place the ice ball in a bucket/container and have a conversation with your child about what they are observing.
- Let the ice ball sit for 5 minutes and discuss the changes with your child.
- Ask your child to time how long it takes for the ice to melt back to liquid form.
- Observe the melting process in 10 minute intervals until the ice has completed melted.
- Use the time during the melting process to encourage curiosity and conversation with your child.
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