Ice block building
Kids of all ages love playing with blocks. And ice blocks? Well, they're a kid's favourite too. Now add them both together and you have a cool activity that is messy and fun!
What you need:
- ice containers
- food colouring – see notes for other ideas
Number of players:
Fill your containers up with a mixture of water and food colouring. For best results, use all shapes and sizes. Some ideas are:
- ice trays
- snack cups
- chocolate moulds
Once frozen, take the kids outside to an area where mess isn't a problem and pop the moulds out on a flat surface.
This is where the fun begins. Building towers, cupcakes, trains or trucks will be great fun and the vibrant colours add an extra sensory element.
- This activity is not limited to just coloured water; you could use juice, cordial or any other edible liquid to freeze.
- It's best to do the freezing ahead of time so the kids aren't waiting in anticipation of the frozen blocks with constant questions of "Are they frozen yet?".