Ice Block Excavating
Children will love this ice excavation activity which can be customized to suit your child. You are basically creating a tower of ice that is filled with all sorts of small plastic toys and /or foam letters. Equipped with some salt water and some tools of the trade, young children will have a great time applying the salt water mixture in a variety of ways which melts the ice away and reveals each small toy one by one.
This activity was simply fascinating for our toddler and his school aged siblings. The young teens joined right in too to help. This ice block excavation can be done inside or outside and is perfect for an activity to keep kids busy and cool on a warm day.
This activity combines science and fun as the salt water causes the ice to melt more quickly. This is a fantastic sensory and quiet time activity for young children. You can adapt this activity by adding rainbow colored items or by adding objects and letters and matching the letters with the first letter of the object that they find or simply by having your child try to name the items that he or she uncovers.
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