Our first day of Sprout camp began with a treasure hunt. This allowed the kiddos to work together and get to know each other. They learned to take turns, decode, communicate, observe, and be patient. Once they found the treasure, they had to decipher a four digit code to unlock the box and find a treasure of milk, ice and salt…SAY WHAT??? ” Ms. Wahl, I thought there was treasure in here for us?” “Ahh, but there is you just need to put it all together!” The children added their milk concoctions to the ice and salt and shook like crazy. The salt lowered the freezing point of the ice and created an extra-cold brine that absorbs heat from the milk mixture, causing the mixture to freeze. The shaking created smoother ice cream by breaking up large ice crystals and allowing the ice cream to freeze uniformly.
Some started with a good mixture but it quickly melted… patience again was virtue today! But all in all, the ice cream in a bag was yummy!!!
The kids enjoyed time at the Winnemac playground then we headed back where Sofia taught the kiddos to tie lanyard.