Friday, July 30, 2010

Playing with Ice Blocks

We haven't been doing a lot of "schoolwork" the past month. This is one activity they enjoyed recently, however. I froze plastic toys in bowls of water. (I had to freeze them in layers since most of my toys floated.) I gave the kids spray bottles of water, squirt guns, eye droppers with a small bucket of water, and little hammers & chisels, etc. This kept them busy for a good hour and a half! I got my house clean, and they had lots of fun. When I do this again, I think I will use new toys to add another exciting element to it.

Toward the end, they resorted to crashing their remaining chunks of ice against the driveway. Which was enough fun in itself. Read about what other families are doing with their "preschoolers" and siblings at Preschool Corner, hosted by Homeschool Creations.


Little Wonders' Days said...

Looks like a great project to keep little ones busy, especially in the heat!

~Amy said...

Seriously fabulous idea! I've given them bowls of just water and different vessels to transfer them back and forth between the vessels but this is a great alternative to that! TFS!

Forest Rose said...

This is a great idea....Where did you find the little hammers and chisels? Thanks for sharing.

scraps of starlight said...

Wow! This looks like so much fun.
Perfect for cooling off on a hot Summer day.
My kids would love this :)
Thanks for sharing.

Ticia said...

That's on my list of things to do this summer.

Jackie H. said...

Good idea to freeze in layers. Hadn't heard that before!