Water and Ice Play Date

We had an awesome play date that was a Water and I ce theme. The day before Kaia and I spent the afternoon making lots of ice filled with hidden treasures. We used bowls, muffin tins, ice cube trays and random plastic containers (like empty yogurt container)

Finding treasure in the ice. The kids discovered that throwing the ice down at the ground would break the ice and set free the treasures.

We talked about how the ice felt and how cold it was

We also added ice to our sand table. Kaia and I had talked with Kaia earlier about how in some parts of the world people build with ice. So she was excited to add “ice building blocks” to the sand

We had a sink and float table

the kids predicting what would sink and what would float

We of course had the water wall open and ready to play with. the kids especially like the funnels

I had two pools set up one with ball pit balls and the other with spongee balls and water squirters

The kids loved sitting in these and just playing with the water and floating toys

I have to admit these colorful pools were very tempting

I also froze tempera paint the day before and had that available for the kids to paint with. It was fun usually I use frozen watercolors but I liked the difference in texture these were more crayon like

I also had two slides set up with small low blowup pools connected at the bottom so the kids would slide right into the pools

This was another favorite

And last but not least we had our kid wash out and ready. Really with a water party how could we not?!

I also had spray bottles filled with water and roller brushes our for dipping in water and painting the walls and floor with!


  1. What a fun play day! We’d have loved to play here. Great ideas!

  2. Oh, how fun!! You shared so many great ideas!! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  3. You’ve been featured on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes this week!
    Mackenzie 🙂

  4. Great ways to stay cool this summer! We just hosted a wet playdate today and had so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You have amazing ideas. Love them. Can you please explain how you did the water wall. Fascinating stuff. The best things our little people enjoy are the simple things. WELL DONE and Thanks for sharing. ;o)

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