Looking for ways to beat the heat this summer? Here are 20 fun ways for kids to stay cool while playing with ice.
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Fun Ice Activities:
Have a dinosaur fan? Set up this simple icy dino dig!
With a few plastic sea animals you can set up this fun frozen ocean animals rescue.
This ice excavation combines learning with a tasty treat!
Grab your penguins and have fun with this ice sensory play that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
These rainbow ice balls make a colorful sensory bin, or toss a few in the kiddie pool for some added fun!
Toddlers will love playing with water and colored ice.
Make your own ice boats and have a race!
Get messy while staying cool with this goop and ice sensory activity.
Colorful Ice Art:
Decorate the driveway with beautiful ice chalk!
Try this colored ice painting activity and watch what happens as colors swirl and blend together.
For even brighter colors, paint with frozen poster paints!
Make and paint your own frozen rocks; these were done in the winter, but you could also make them in the freezer.
Icy Science Activities:
Mix a little science into your fun and go fishing for ice!
How about a little fizz action? These ice volcanoes are a fun twist to an old favorite.
Impress the kids and turn water into ice with the touch of a finger!
Or, try freezing different liquids and seeing how they differ as ice.
And, for all those Frozen fans out there…
Frozen-Inspired Ice Activities:
Have fun with this “Melt a Frozen Heart” activity!
This Frozen-inspired sensory play adds a touch of glitter to the frozen fun.
Create your very own Olaf sensory bin.
And this Frozen fractals ice sculpture activity looks like fun for kids of all ages.
Bonus: Don’t forget your furry family members! These peanut butter pupsicles will help cool Fido off this summer.
And, if you are looking for more ways to stay cool with the kids this summer, check out our 15 Ways to Play with Water!