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Ice Pops

Frozen ice pops aren’t only yummy in the summertime! Use the cold weather and fresh, clean snow to make your own sweet treat to enjoy.

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Plan

  • What supplies do you need for this activity? 
  • How will you collect your clean, fresh snow?
  • What flavour(s) of ice pops will you make?
  • How will you stay warm during this activity?

Do

  • First, collect your clean, fresh snow! Ideally, it’s best to catch the snow before it even hits the ground by using a large, clean bowl.
  • Once you’ve gathered the snow, it’s time to get creative. Add juices, fresh fruits, sprinkles, or even pudding to your snow.
  • Once you’ve created your mixture, add it to popsicle molds (or ice cube tray, disposable cups, empty yogurt containers, etc.)
  • Don’t forget to add your popsicle sticks and write your name on them so you remember which one is yours!
  • Now, find a safe but cold spot outside to let your ice pops freeze.
  • Enjoy your tasty treat!

Review

  • What was your favourite part of this activity?
  • What might you do differently next time?
  • What flavours were your favourite?

Materials

  • Popsicle molds (or ice cube tray, disposable cups, empty yogurt containers, etc.)
  • Flavourings (juices, pudding, etc.)
  • Additives (sprinkles, fresh fruit, candies, etc.)

Keep it Simple

  • Not cold enough for making popsicles outside? No clean snow? Stay indoors and use a freezer and water to make your treat. Use Jell-O to make a “no-drip” popsicle!

Take it Further

  • Protein is important to keeping you fueled in all weather, but especially in the winter! How can you add protein to your popsicles to make them a hardier winter snack?