Friday, February 14, 2014

Magical ice block.

An ice block can open child's imagination to another world!
Letting girls to choose forms for their ice cubes, we once agin spoke about what ice is, about temperature and about parts of the world which are covered in ice.
Our ice is ready to be explored!
In bigger blocks of ice presence of impurities such as air inclusions makes the ice block look like a frozen world of shooting bubbles. "There must be something hidden in between these bubbles! What do you think it could be?" I asked girls. "Somebody could be hiding in there!" girls says with an excitement.
Using food colorants, pipettes or a pant brush girls are starting to colour their magical frozen world. Sides of the ice block are starting to melt creating thin lines which are starting to look like colourful rivers at the side of the ice cube. Under the ice cube a lake is starting to form where all the colours are mixing together. "Look, Mammy, it's a rainbow!" screams the small one. "Do you think it could be the place where the rainbow starts?" I ask. "Yes! This is the beginning of rainbow!!!" girls are over excited with their new discovery.
Once the painting was complete and day light started to fade away, we turned all lights off and using a torch we lighted up the world inside the ice cube. It was a mind blowing view through the colour cover ice cube which now looked so magical with white fog in the very middle and frozen bubbles around it and rainbow rivers over it. They took some glitter and shifted it over their ice cube pretending it's snowing rainbow snowflakes. Beautiful!
And then something extraordinary happened! Having no snow in Ireland, girls were dreaming about having some ice and snow outside. Next moment smallest one lets out the loudest scream - "it's snowing outside!!!". I looked outside the window and there they were - snowflakes dancing between stormy winds all over our garden!!! Speechless and excited we ran outside to be a part of this magical moment. Snowflake hunting with the torch was in operation!!!
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it....

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