Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Snow & Ice Cream!

We started our Social Studies co-op unit on First Nations ("Canada's Natives Long Ago" by Donna Ward) today and read about the Inuit in the Far North.

To set the Arctic scene we played with some snow .....


It looked like snow and sort of felt like snow....


...but it was really Instant Snow Polymer (fun stuff!).

Then we started to get hungry and read about what the Inuit ate.  We learned that, for a very special treat, they loved seal skin stuffed with small birds that had been left under the rocks until everything had the consistency of cheese.  Deciding we weren't hungry enough for that we stuck with the cold theme instead and made ice cream in a bag.

First we put some cream, sugar & vanilla into a small bag ....


Then we put it into a big bag full of ice and salt ...



and shook it .....


Yum, the sweet taste of success!




2 comments:

  1. Oh what delicious fun! Yay for homemade icecream. Mrs D

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  2. That was such a fun afternoon!

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