Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Good CLEAN fun, for FREE!

 Early this morning, before we left for the day's adventures, we took about 5 minutes to prepare a "surprise" for bath time tonight.  We filled an ice cube tray with water, and the boys took turns squeezing drops of food coloring into the different cubes.  They know their colors (and if Seth hasn't already told you 4,569 times, his favorite color is GREEN!), but are still practicing mixing colors....red and blue makes PURPLE!  Wow!  Pretty amazing stuff to a 3 and 4 year old :)  So, they made some plain, some mixed...we said some magic words and popped it in the freezer.
Tonight at bath time, we pulled out our colorful ice....learned what happens when you freeze a liquid!....and then the fun began.  We dropped a few into the bath and the boys had a BLAST trying to catch them, watching them melt, seeing all the colors spread and combine in the water, what FUN!  You've GOT to try it.  I *might* have some green under my fingernails tomorrow, but it was totally worth it!  An hour of fun for FREE and we learned quite a bit along the way.  Winner!

He caught one!

We ended up with a green bath.  Seth was THRILLED!

We were only going to do a few...but it was too fun!  Did all of them :) 


The Sneaky Mommy said...

You are SO creative!!! What a great idea!

Julie said...

How FUN!