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!