Ice and Summer go well together and this ice excavating activity is fun fun fun!
Easy to set up, great for summer cooling down, includes some strength – chipping and banging and pulling – and the beginnings of scientific experiments are also thrown in for good measure (ice and salt.)
The night before, into a plastic pot, I chucked in some plastic kitchen food and put it in the freezer.
The next day I set up the frozen pot outside with excavating utensils and a bowl of salt!
Emma got to work!
And the work was harder than she initially thought!
She banged away – and squealed in delight as the first plastic biscuit popped out!
Then she started digging!
After adding heaps of salt and watching how it slowly melted the ice, we had a need to slightly speed up the process, so a added a bowl of warm water which she spooned onto the ice!
This had great results!
Soon all the ‘food’ was saved from the ice!
I recommend this activity, its a great learning and it will keep a busy child focused for a good time!
Easy and fun. That’s what we love xx