Frozen Ice Play

“That should keep the kids occupied for half an hour,” I said to my husband who was sitting at the computer desk going through paperwork. 

I was wrong.

The activity I set up kept the kids occupied for well over an hour.

You see, I have these little things up my sleeve sometimes, ready to bring out at an opportune moment.  All I had done to prepare was to freeze water in different shaped plastic containers. These babies were just sitting in the freezer alongside the bread and frozen peas.

Frozen Ice Play

I have a dedicated underbed storage container for these types of play activities. To set it all up, I simply placed the large rectangle block (still in the plastic container) in the underbed container for an ice rink, and then removed the other different sized shapes from their containers and put them in there too (good for making an ice castle). A few themed figurines (like Frozen or even other plastic figurines) were thrown in and THAT WAS IT! BAM! Over an hour of awesome play.

The kids moved the ice blocks around, they added other toys and played happily together on the hot Sunday afternoon until the ice melted into a cool pool.

Frozen Ice Play

Frozen Ice Play

Frozen Ice Play

Frozen Ice Play

Frozen Ice Play

Frozen Ice Play

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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