Ice Treasures

 I made Ice Treasures by freezing a few of B’s toys in a bowl of water and letting him use his tools to get them out.
ice treasures

The hammer and chisel method is what we were teaching and hoping he’d use, but in the end it was just the hammer that B had the most fun pounding away with.

Luckily, I froze two bowls because the first one was too deep and solid for him to break. My husband did all of the breaking while B waited along side him to get the toys out with his pliers. The second bowl was shallow and easy for B to break with just the hammer.

I don’t know why I wasn’t prepared for this part, but there were ice pieces (big and small) flying everywhere! We would have done it outside if it wasn’t so hot (over 100 degrees). Today I froze a few more bowls of “treasures”. Each time he tries it, he gets more comfortable and independent with the activity. Loved it!

I saw this activity at Chasing Cheerios the other day and couldn’t wait to try it!

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  • Reply melifaif

    Love this activity! Must try soon…hope all is well with you, B and dad!

    July 29, 2009 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Preschool Playbook

    We do this kind of activity at camp–similar. The kids just love playing with the ice and then retrieving the treasure inside!

    July 31, 2009 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Nicole {tired, need sleep}

    I really like this idea! I think I’ll try it sometime this week – thanks!

    August 3, 2009 at 12:53 am
  • Reply Mandy

    I have to try this one! Fun!

    January 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm
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