Ice Play

Ice Play

It’s probably not the best time of the year to tackle this project.  It’s been sleeting outside on and off all week so not the warmest.  Plough on regardless!  I’ve been making ice all week especially to do this.  I went to the freezer this morning and Dave has been using it.  I don’t have as much ice as I’d hoped for! Bah!

All you need is ice and a bowl.  I coloured some of the ice with squash.  The Robot has never experienced ice before so I don’t know how he will react.  Let’s see how we get on:

Robot sat next to bowl with ice. His face is a picture of shock/concern at touching the ice

It’s brilliant fun!  I totally recommend that if you have a small one, give this ago, it’ll keep them entertained for ages.  After the initial shock of the cold the Robot was in to it.  Stirring it around, trying to pick it up, bashing it.  Let’s face it, he loves bashing.Four pictures of the Robot exploring the ice and eating itThe final prize is when he discovered the pink ones tasted nice…   I am going to try this again in the Summer, with more ice and kitchen utensils and cups.  I think I’ll even make fruity ice lollys!

Robot eating the pink ice cube

Have you ever tried ice play before?  What’s your favourite ice lolly?  Let me know!

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52 Comments

    1. isntitpretty

      I had used 3 little tubs to make 3 big cubes. Dave used most the little ones so I am glad I did make big ones. The little ones are great for one handed picking up and the big ones are great for two handed. His hands were cold for ages and we only gave him 5 minutes of fun, so defo wait till summer!

  1. Such a great idea! I never think about doing things like this, but my little one would love it so I think we may give this a go once I’m on maternity leave in a few weeks time. It would have been nice to try it when she was a bit younger as a sensory activity like you have, but nethertheless, I am sure it will be fun! Plus, I can always give it a go with baby number two in a few months time too 🙂 Emily #FamilyFun

  2. This looks like a great idea! I bet my little one would love it too, but I’ve never thought to try it. It’s great fun trying out different textures for them to discover. Just this weekend, we went to the beach and sat her on the stones & it was so sweet watching her experience it for the first time. Thanks for hosting #familyfun xxx

    1. isntitpretty

      It’s all new and exciting for them isn’t it. We did grass for the first time a month or so ago. It hadn’t occured to me that it was new for him until he started pulling at it!

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