Kids in the Kitchen: Let’s Freeze Stuff!


When water reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it will freeze, also known as turning to ice. That change from liquid to solid can create hours of fun for curious kids like you!

Use an ice cube tray, or a plastic container and see what you can freeze!! (Ask your adult for permission!)

Try small toys, legos, owers, beads, leaves, shells, and rocks. Some of the objects may crack if they are frozen, so don’t use your most favorite things.

If you are using an ice cube tray, ll tray about 3⁄4 full of water, add objects, and put in freezer.


Fill the plastic container with about an inch of water. Add three or four toys or objects and freeze.

When the first layer is frozen solid, add more water and a few more toys or objects. Repeat this process until your container is full and you have a solid block of ice. It may take a couple of days to create your ice block.

After the ice is frozen, take it outside to excavate. See how long it takes to melt. Experiment with using warm water, spray bottles, paintbrushes, spoons, salt or various tools to free the objects out of the ice.


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