Ice makes an amazing sensory play material. It’s free (unless you buy a bag), always available and pretty cool too! Ice and water play make the best non-messy/ messy play around! Keep a couple towels handy and you are good to go. We have many fun ways for ice play we can’t wait to share with you. We have even enjoyed ice play in the coldest months!
Fun Ice Play Activities For Kids
Ice Play Activities All Year Long!
The simple act of melting ice is a great science experiment for the youngest child. This type of play opens up so many avenues for exploring, discovering and learning about the world. Provide your child with squirt bottles, eye droppers, scoops, and basters and you will also work strengthening those little hands for handwriting down the road.
I love how simple materials, that are readily available, create opportunities for observing, examining and thinking. Problem solving, formulating guesses, making predictions and enjoying the process will set your kids up for years of success. Don’t forget how much fun they are really having too! Open the freezer and see what you can do today.
Spring and Summer Ice Play
Lemon Lime Scented Ice Play
For this activity, I froze lemon and lime scented water in all different-sized containers. I used bottled lemon and lime juice and tinted the water with yellow and green food coloring as well. He decided to use his super soaker backpack outside on the blocks of ice.
Fall and Winter Ice Play