Today I am sharing creative play with Ice. Whenever I open the freezer , Ashrith is curious about the ice cubes. He wants to hold them and play. We usually play with different shapes ice cubes made from Ikea store ice trays but for today ‘s play we added Plastic Reusable Sea animals Ice cubes and Plastic ocean animals.
Baby bath tub or any big plastic container
Ice cubes ( Sea Animals or tiny plastic toys)
Toy Hammer & Shovel
Take a Muffin Pan ,add Plastic Ice cubes or toys of any kind like we added Sea animals.
Now add water to the muffin tray and freeze it overnite.
Next day just scoop out the nice round iceblocks from Muffin tray. They came out very easily …no efforts.That’s a relief!
Place a baby bath tub with the ice rounds blocks and now its ready to play.
First Ashrith digged ,explored for a while and later enjoyed banging the ice with Hammer.He had fun breaking the ice with his toy hammer and finding the hidden sea animals. He felt like a Hero saving Sea animals.
Note: Reusable Plastic Ice cubes come in many varieties ,I bought Sea animal Ice cubes at Target store , you can find similar ones on Amazon here. If you are looking for them in stores they are usually found in summer collection aisle where you have pitchers, caddy and picnic stuff.
If you are looking for more Ice Play activities for kids , do try this too .In the collage below you can see ice play with tiny plastic animals. The Ocean animals were bought at a Dollar store .These little things are not pricey and we can reuse them for countless activities.
Lessons Learnt: He researched about Ice…telling why he can’t hold the ice in hand for long .. about its coolness . Recognising all Sea/Ocean Animals hidden in the ice.
It was indeed learning through play … a totally fun experience. We’ll be doing a lot of Ice play this summer holidays when the days are hot and BTW ..I am also thinking of ways to reuse these animals. So, look out for my coming posts ! What do you think about our Ice play ? Do send me your ideas and suggestions through comments …I will be happy to hear them .