Outdoor Activities: Icebergs Ahead
Freeze toys for an icy excavation activity!
- Freezer:Time to clear out those freezer-burned peas (and meatballs and chicken patties and ...)
- Toys:Go for plastic toys and little balls. Stay away from anything made from paper. A soggy prize won't be much fun.
- Buckets:Small ones that can fit in your freezer.
- Spray misters
- After one layer freezes, add another layer of toys and water.
- Repeat the process again. If you don't have the time (or patience) to do this three times, feel free to put all of the toys and all of the water in at once. The toys will probably float to the top, but they'll still be fun to un-ice.
- Once everything is frozen, help your kid slip the iceberg out of the bucket and place on the grass (or a table that you don't mind getting wet).
- Hand your child a spray mister filled with warm water. Invite him to spray the iceberg until all the toys fall out.
- This is a great idea for goody bags! Place the goody bag items between layers of ice and make the kids work for their treats. They won't even notice that they're the same old cheap toys from Oriental Trading Company!
- Too cold outside for icebergs? Have some indoor water fun with 5 Bath-Time Games from Nick Jr.