Winter Wonderland: Snowman in a Bag

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on January 22, 2013

in Science and Nature, Snowman in a Bag

I am joining in the Winter Wonderland blog hop today by adding this fun little snowman in a bag to the many other wonderful ideas I am sure will be shared by my fellow bloggers.  You can see what the others are sharing at the end of this post so be sure to read to the end…

Our snow has melted but chances are it will come back again very soon. But if the snow returns, we will be ready for some fun and simple snowman in a bag science…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

This process is similar to our snowman in a bottle but if you didn’t have a bottle on hand, then gather up a baggie, some buttons, a snowman nose, and some snow and you are all set to go…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

Place just just a couple of large spoon fulls of snow is all you need in the bag and then lay the bag flat.  Press and pack the snow so it stays flat and then arrange your button eyes and nose on the snow to make a snowman face.  Press the buttons and nose firmly into the snow…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

Tape the snowman in a bag to a window so it can get some sunlight and let the melting begin…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

Here’s what my snowman looked like after about 30 minutes…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

And after about 1 hour…

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After about 1 hour 30 minutes…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

And about 2 hours later…

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A very simple way to explore the melting of snow. Did you notice that bag seems much less full with the snow melted than before? And did you notice that the nose floats but the buttons sink?  And did you notice that snowman moved down the bag as it melted?  And did you notice that all that is left of the snowman is a bag of water?

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

If you want the printable to go with the snowman in a bag, just click here: Snowman Science by Teach Preschool

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Winter Wonderland Blog Hop Calendar
Look who is participating and coming up in Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!
January 13th: The Iowa Farmer’s Wife – Introduction Post
January 14th: B-Inspired Mama – Snowflake Drop DIY Baby Toy
Kid World Citizen – Ice Sun Catchers
January 15th: Love Play Learn – Snowman Felt Story Board & Song
January 16th: KC Edventures – Fun with Kids Books and Winter Activities
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails – Winter Bath for Kids
January 17th: Milk and Cuddles – How to Make Snow
January 18th: Putti’s World – Craft Foam Snowman
January 19th: Nurture Store
January 20th: Creative Playhouse
January 21st: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
January 22nd: Teach Preschool
This Reading Mama
January 23rd: Housing A Forest
January 24th: Royal Baloo
Home Learning Journey
January 25th: Two Big Two Little
January 26th: Ready Set Read
January 27th: CraftoArt
January 28th: The Outlaw Mom Blog
January 29th: JDaniel4s Mom
January 30th: Creative Family Fun
January 31st: Kitchen Counter Chronicles
February 1st: Caution! Twins at Play
February 2nd: Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
February 3rd: Blog Me Mom
February 4th: Mama Miss
February 5th: Living Montessori Now
Ingles 360
February 6th: Glittering Muffins
February 7th: The Pleasantest Thing
February 8th: Here Come the Girls
February 9th: 3 Dinosaurs
February 10th: Train Up a Child
February 11th: Little Artists
February 12th: The Chirping Moms
February 13th: My Nearest and Dearest
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