Summer always screams ice playdate to me. So we kicked off our Summer playdate with a fun ice party. I use some very large bowls to create our giant icebergs. I was blessed with a large stand up freezer so it just takes some clever Tetris style rearranging to make room for these beauties. I think it is so worth it don’t you?
Some pie pans came into play as well. I almost never throw away disposeable pie pans. I use them for painting with toy cars, fingerpainting, and shallow ice making. They stack pretty well. Throw in some limes from your lime tree like i did, glass beads, water beads, marbles, small toys or necklaces. Whatever you can think of top make some fun treasure hunting in the ice.
Ice building in the sand box has become a favorite every year. Use old yogurt containers, ice trays, or in our case some ice shot glass makers to create fun ice building blocks for the sand table.
I froze some tempera paint from lake shore learning to create some fun ice paint it oozes as it melts the kids just love it!
More pictures of the awesomeness. Our sand building, the giant iceberg waiting for ice cream salt and food coloring to make caverns of color. and frozen treasure hunting in the water table
This year I also supervised them using hammers to crush the ice. they had to wear safety goggles while doing this. They loved it!
More fun with icebeads! Check out my post on ice beads
Check out last years ice play date for even more great ideas!