Skills: Small motor skills. Measuring and stirring. Difference between warm and cold. Use of imagination.
Letters/Sounds: S (snow, stir), V (vanilla), C (can opener, clean, cold, cream),
I (ice), S (snow, stir).
1 (14-oz) can Sweetened, condensed milk (or 1 can of evaporated milk with sugar added).
1 tsp Vanilla extract
8 cups Very clean snow (or shaved ice)
Shake the can of sweetened, condensed milk and then open it with a can opener.
Pour the sweetened, condensed milk (or the evaporated milk + sugar) into a small bowl or measuring pitcher.
Add the vanilla extract and stir.
Put the snow in a large bowl (or into individual small bowls).
Pour or drizzle the milk mixture over the top of the snow
Stir everything together and then eat!
LET'S THINK ABOUT/TALK ABOUT IT
Have you ever tried to catch a snowflake in your mouth and eat it? What happened?
Was it easy or hard to stir the milk into the snow or shaved ice?
Is snow ice cream cold or warm? How do you know?
What happened to your bowl and spoon when you were stirring the snow ice cream? Did they get cold or warm? Why do you think that happened?
What if there was a teeny, tiny polar bear in your bowl of snow ice cream, what would you do?
What do you think the teeny, tiny polar bear would do? Would it eat your snow ice cream, too?