Frozen Insects

The Ladybirds explored insects frozen into blocks of ice. The children worked hard to free the insects from the ice by using small hammers. The children used a dominate hand to grasp the hammer in a palmer grasp and repeatedly tapped the ice to free the insects. The children excitedly pointed out the insects as they started to come out from the ice. Children noticed rubbing the ice on their hands helped the ice to melt and free the insects as well as the children tested out their own ideas and worked together on a joint activity.