Monday, April 25, 2016

Toddler Letters - "I" is for "Ice"

Toddler/Preshooler letter of the week craft I is for Ice with related craft, tracing sheets and fruits/vegetables.

Supplies Needed:

  • Blue Craft Paper
  • White Letter "I" Cutout
  • Food Coloring
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors


Toddler/Preshooler letter of the week craft I is for Ice with related craft, tracing sheets and fruits/vegetables. Set Up:

I started a day ahead of time by filling an ice cube tray with water and few drops of food coloring so that we would have different colors of ice.

I cut out our "I's" and, with a pencil, I drew little boxes along it so it would look like stacked ice blocks... (though once we started coloring our "I's" the lines pretty much faded away).  Then I popped out the colored ice cubes and put them in a small dish.  We took out the different colored ice cubes and rubbed them across our paper "I's", painting with the dyed ice.

A couple of things to note. I tried to freeze tooth picks in my ice cubes, so we would have something to hold, but didn't have a lot of luck getting them to stay.  It would have been nice to have something to hold the ice cubes with besides our hands because the ice was cold and the dye was colorful.  We ended up holding the ice cubes with little strips of paper towel to "paint".

I rubbed my ice really fast along my "I" and I got more of a speckled look, my son took bunch of ice cubes and laid them out over his "I" and he got more of a blended colorful look.

When we were finished we let our I's dry then glued them to our paper.

While we waited for them to dry we talked about different things that are cold.

Toddler/Preshooler letter of the week craft I is for Ice with related craft, tracing sheets and fruits/vegetables.

Fruits and Vegetables that Start with "I"

  • Indian Corn

Tracing Letters:

Have you made this craft?  What was your experience like and do you have an suggestions to make it better?  I'd love to hear about them in the comments section below.