13 August 2012

Ice play (coloured ice eggs with balloons, frozen toys and ice links)



We've been doing lots of ice play this summer and one of our favourite ice activities has been making coloured ice eggs with balloons. I prepared this activity while Sunnyboy was in bed and filled the balloons with water, added a few drops of food colouring, then put them in the freezer. The next day we removed the balloons (they came off very easily) and had coloured ice eggs to play with and smash with hammers! I'd matched the food colouring to the same colour balloons which looked great when we peeled off the balloons.















Another of Sunnyboy's old favourites is freezing toys and we've used different size and shape containers to freeze various toys and small objects (including freezing tiny toys in balloons). We call them "ice surprises" and Sunnyboy has lots of fun playing with them in the garden (and in the bath, where he also likes to play with "icebergs").









10 ice links from the Summer Carnival:

Ice Cube Boats at All Things Beautiful
Home-made Ice-lollies at Home Baked
Making homemade ice pops and studying freezing at our school at home
Excavating toys from ice at Mama of Many Blessings
Magic Color Changing Drinks at All Things Beautiful
Operation Rescue Super Heroes at All Things Beautiful
Water (& Ice) Sensory Bin at We-Made-That.com
Ice Ice Baby at Plain Vanilla Mom
23 Ideas for Frozen Fun this Summer at KC Edventures
Colored Ice Cube Play at Mama of Many Blessings



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17 comments:

  1. Love the idea of the ice surprise. FUn!

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  2. Pardon the pun, but this looks so cool!

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  3. Mine would love this, they always smash the ice when I defrost the freezer! thank you for linking up to CountryKids

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  4. Wow. You are so creative. Too cool

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  5. This is ace! I am so doing this with The Boy.

    Popping over from Country Kids

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  6. How did you fill your balloons? I've tried twice now and the pressure from inside just covers me with colored water! Haha! What's the trick? I really want to do this! :)

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  7. How did you fill the balloons? I've tried twice now and th pressure from inside the balloon just covers me in colored water! Haha! What's the trick? My kids would love this! :)

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  8. Wonderful fun to play with ice. My kids adore it. Love the different colours and all the play.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  9. Oh how fun!! I love the ideas. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  10. Brilliant. I love the colours. A fab way to cool down on a hot day too.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

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  11. Ice fun is always so exciting. Thanks for linking up to the outdoor play party.

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  12. We froze some toys last week too and loved it!

    Thanks so much for linking to Science sparks. x

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  13. Great idea think I will be trying this I love the thought of ice bergs

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  14. Freezing toys sounds like such a great idea - now we just need some descent sun for it.

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  15. My kids would love this game, love the idea of putting toys in the ice.

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  16. My daughter just learned how to tie balloons & she is all about making water balloons these days! I love the idea of freezing them & making them into pretty colors - how fun!

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  17. Love this post - have featured it in my round-up of water play ideas, Alice @ Mums Make Lists

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