With the weather being hot, it’s always a good idea to have a few activities up your sleeve to keep your kids cool. Ice is a great tool for summer activities.
Tie Dye: you’ll need tie dye, ice, a piece of clothing, and a container/bin for this activity. Place your piece of clothing in the container/bin and cover the piece of clothing with ice cubes. Take your tie dye and cover the ice as generously or minimally as you like. As the ice melts, the dye will mix with the water and soak into the shirt to create a unique pattern.
Spraying Ice Cubes: you’ll need food coloring, water, an ice cube tray, a spray bottle, and a container. Prepare your ice cubes by filling your ice cube tray with water and drop food coloring into each ice cube section. Pop your ice cube tray into the freezer and wait for it to freeze. Once frozen, pull the tray out and dump the colorful ice cubes into the container. Fill your spray bottle with warm water. Use your spray bottle to spray the ice cubes and watch the colors mix together as the ice cubes melt.
Ice Cube Painting: you’ll need food coloring, water, an ice cube tray, popsicle sticks, and paper. Fill the ice cube trays with water and drop food coloring into each section. Put popsicle sticks into each section of the ice cube tray and pop the ice cube tray into the freezer. Once frozen, remove the ice cubes from the tray. The popsicle sticks allow you to use the ice cubes like you’re painting. This will create a watercolor effect.
Toy Excavation: you’ll need water, food containers (big enough to fit the toy you plan to excavate), and a spray bottle. Place your toy into the food container and cover with water, then pop into freezer. Once frozen, remove the ice from the container and put into a bigger container/bin. Fill the spray bottle with warm water. Spray the ice cube with the warm water to free the toy from the ice.