Snow MuffinsPosted: January 24, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, Experimentation, Outside, Small Motor Skill, Water Play | 12 Comments »
Little J asks for snow muffins for breakfast and I amuse him by saying, “okay.”
We take out every interesting muffin pan we own and fill them with water outside on the snowy back porch which is like a blank canvas after a dusting of snow the night before. I stay inside, hang out next to the slider, so I can keep refilling and handing back the little water pitchers they use to fill the muffin pans.
When they are done filling the muffin pans with water, I hand them each a little bottle of food coloring to color the water.
Little J thinks it will take 22 minutes for the water to turn to ice.
Friend A thinks it will turn to ice right away because it’s so cold out. He also reminds us that rain turns to snow when it’s cold and that the water might turn to snow. While they’re rounding up the activity, we notice that the top of the water is already freezing. It took probably, almost exactly, 22 minutes to start turning to ice. My guess was that it would take a lot longer.