J has been taking lots of lukewarm baths this week due to him having a fever. I thought I would try to add some more fun to the bathtub since he was feeling so sicky. So, I made colored ice cubes!
I actually don’t have ice cube trays…weird huh? So, I used my mini muffin tins. The cubes came out looking almost like tablets.
They start melting and giving off color as soon as they hit the warm bath water.
I’ve been talking a lot with J about hot and cold lately, so this was a good way to bring in that lesson. It’s also a neat science experiment to talk about the properties of water with preschool and school aged kids, and of course discussing colors!
I was a bit worried about the water getting too cool, but I didn’t notice the temperature change too much.
Has anyone else tried this? Any other bath time activities you’ve done with your kids?