Adventures of the Non-Creative Mom

October 11, 2011

Pinkalicious Play Date

Filed under: Books — by dsuzuki @ 9:15 pm
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This was an extremely cute book that my daughter loved especially when she was going through a phase of pink being her favorite color.  Everything had to be pink so reading about a girl who loved pink as much as she did who turned pink after eating too many pink cupcakes cracked her up.  I had a few friends over for a reading/craft play date.  Of course it wouldn’t be complete without pink cupcakes!

My friend did a wonderful job reading Pinkalicious to the kiddos while they enjoyed the cupcakes.

Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with the outdoor part of the activity I wanted to do so we had to delay it and I did it with my daughter another day.  Voila!  Pinkalicious ice egg!

I found a few pink things we had lying around the house-hair clips, straws, squinkies, etc and I tossed them in a balloon, added some water and froze it.  Once a sunny day came around we took it outside to experiment on what it would take to get the stuff out of the egg.

First Kaitlyn tried dumping salt on it.

We found that while it melted a little it didn’t do much although it made some cool textures on the egg.  We rubbed the different sides to compare the smooth sides with the rougher side that had the ice melting grooves into it.

Then we tried some hot water which I helped with to make sure she didn’t burn herself.  That worked a lot better and she realized that if she kept flipping the egg over whichever side was in the water melted faster.  Check her out as she explains what she thinks is happening.

We slowly started breaking the stuff free.  Be free piggy!

The other neat surprise was the ice ball that formed inside one of the squinkie containers and the straw.

I was amazed how occupied this kept her.  I thought she would be bored once she got all the stuff out but she wanted to keep moving the container into the sun to see how long it would take for the rest of the egg to melt.  She even got a crazy idea that maybe if she ran in circles around the container it would help it melt faster. lol.  Kaitlyn loved it but she’s now in her purple loving stage so wants to do a Purplicious activity next.

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