Make these simple sensory bottles as a hands-on manipulative to talk about the weather. Great for circle time! I would use this in a kindergarten class. put the children in 5 groups and let them tell class mates what they think about their bottle.
Hot ice, scientifically known as sodium acetate, is a liquid that will turn solid at the slightest provocation. Touching it with your finger or bumping it too hard will cause it to spring from a clear, water-like state into solid ice-like crystals.
DRAMATIC PLAY AREA - Sue has gotten us a lot of wonderful, new, indoor gym equipment, but at this time of the year, I can't help but "Think Spring". Wouldn't it be fun to build something like this to put in the grass at the far side of the playground?