Ice is a necessary outdoor play ingredient in Texas summers. Temps haven’t dipped below 100 this week.
Solid frozen water is my preschooler’s friend. They can drop cubes, watch ice melt on their chalk drawings, chomp on cubes, throw them down their shirts. Pretend cook, stirring icy slivers. Here are several ways that others have used ice in their play.
Terri, and her girls at My Creative Family, explored ice facts for kids as they filled glasses of water and then added ice cubes until the water overflowed. What a great way to bring math alive.
Cardboard boxes make some of the best toys! These boys mixed their play between cardboard boxes, tape, tubs and of course ice in this open-ended ice activity.
This gal tie dyed her fabric with ice cubes of paint for a fun kids craft. I bet these would make great colorful summer napkins!
I love how neat and clean this ice craft for kids looks. They used koolaid to create their cubes of paint. In addition to the block painting she also made flowers.
This post was my inspiration for this post. Artful Parent froze a big block of ice, sprinkled salt on it to speed up the melting and then added food coloring to heighten the effect. I love this colorful ice science experiment.