Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Ice-Melting Madness!


It’s Friday which means the weekend is almost here!

Coming up with new activities for the children to enjoy is a definite strong point of every single one of our outstanding members of staff here at Leigh’s. There has been one in particular that was just too good not to share with you all! In our ice-melting activity the children were told that the penguin and his friends were stuck on the ice and needed rescuing. This sparked a conversation straight away as they discussed what they could do to try and get them all to safety. The team work shown during this was nothing short of incredible.

As a group they tried many methods to melt the ice, using different materials and tools including paint, water, spoons and salt. After a little while they all decided that the ice would probably melt quicker if they broke it down into smaller pieces, displaying just how good their problem-solving skills can be. The children spoke about how the ice felt and expanded their vocabulary adding key words such as ‘igloo’, ‘melting’, ‘ice’ and ‘cold’. They were over the moon that they managed to successfully rescue all of the animals and an added bonus was learning about the different species and their habitats along the way!

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

Lots of love from all of us here at Leigh’s Nurseries x

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday