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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