Have you discovered the new game MELT DOWN!
If not, check it out here.
In this game developed by the German science magazine for children GEOlino, kids first create their own ice floes. The game board is a blue sponge with a mold they fill with water and freeze. Once frozen, the mold is removed and they're left with chunks of ice (ice floes) floating on a sponge sea. The sponge board soaks up the melting ice water as kids roll the dice and race to save the polar bears before all of the ice melts.
It's a fun challenge with a chilling lesson.
And before kids play, share my book WAITING FOR ICE (Charlesbridge, 2012) based on the true story of polar bears, especially one orphaned cub, effected by global warming.