One of my favorite things to do during the last week of school is make ice cream in a bag. We started in the gym, but thankfully it didn't rain/snow, so we moved outside. It is a pretty messy activity, so I prefer to do it outside, if possible. I have every child bring their favorite topping to share. Then, they pick a partner to make their ice cream with. I have a parent help me assemble bags, then the children go outside and shake shake shake! The bags get really cold, so I tell them to toss it back and forth with their partner, or take turns shaking the bags, so their little hands won't freeze off. When it's ready, we divide their ice cream into two cups, let them add their toppings, and eat up!
I'm looking forward to using Cara's Ice Cream Unit next year.
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