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The highlight is a giant community ice castle build.
Remember Play? Blow bubbles, kick balls, roll hula hoops, build cardboard box houses, run through obstacle courses and play outside at our old-fashioned Play Day.
About the Ice Castle Each year, hundreds of children and adults from Sunflower’s programs work together to assemble over four hundred 12-pound ice blocks into a giant structure. Children then decorate the ice castle with colored water and their own frozen creations from home.
BYOI (Bring Your Own Ice)! Many families freeze ice at home and bring it to the Festival to decorate the top of the Ice Castle. People freeze ice in different shapes – using plastic containers or creative items like rubber gloves – and add interesting objects. Some interesting items we’ve seen frozen into the homemade Ice Castle ice blocks: shells, flowers, leaves, watercolors, all types of beans, sardines, glitter, cake sprinkles and pine cones.
An audio story about the Sunflower’s annual building of a giant Castle made of Ice and what participating means to the members of our community.
Recording and production by Dylan Peers McCoy Seedlings alumna
Music by Oskar Schuster (Sneeuwland)
Speaking: Susan Caruso, Lora McCoy, Kevin, Julia, Courtney Salamone, and Andreas.
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