Ice Creatures

We love ice activities! They do require planning ahead a few hours, but prepping this activity literally takes seconds. The most difficult part is waiting for the water to freeze!

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Materials:

Water

Ice cube tray or freezer safe container

Small toys

How-To:

Fill container with water

Add toys

Place in freezer until frozen (or overnight)

Playtime:

Remove ice creatures from the freezer and place on a surface you don’t mind getting soaked (a towel covered countertop, an empty tote, or outside if it’s nice out).

Provide a bowl of warm water, a few spoons and maybe a toy hammer and let your little explorer figure out how to melt/remove the ice creatures from the ice.

I love this activity using plain water for really little ones as well as big kids because it is taste and choke safe. In the photo above I colored the water green using liquid water colors. These are not taste safe but do add an extra element of fun to the activity. I do not recommend food coloring for this as it will stain hands and potentially the work surface.

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