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Summertime Magic Ale

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • Blue food coloring
  • Clear glasses or cups
  • Lemonade

Directions

  1. Here is a treat that will not only be welcomed on a hot day, but which will spark play and conversation as well. Add blue food coloring to the water before freezing it into ice cubes.
  2. Add the blue ice cubes to glasses of lemonade and watch what happens as it melts. As the colors in this summertime drink change, your child will be amazed.

Extensions

  • For even more color, make some bright yellow cubes and add them along with a blue cube.
  • Freeze a few blueberries or other small pieces of fruit into the cubes for an extra treat.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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