# Ice Cube Tray Activities

I love ice cube tray activities! From one to one correspondence to sorting and counting to games, the possibilities are endless!
You can find this ice cube tray at most grocery stores and I really like how many spots it has for these games.
For these activities you will also need:
• dice
• counters (mini erasers, pom poms, cereal, paper clips, garden stones, etc.)

## Activity 1

• Each player uses a different counter.
• Take turns rolling the dice and putting that amount of counters in the tray.
• Try to work from top to bottom, left to right.
• When the tray is full, count how many you have in the tray.
• Whoever has the most, wins!
Targeted Skills:
Number Identification
Counting
More/Less
One to One Correspondence
Beginning Reading Skills (top to bottom, left to right)

## Activity 2

The Toddler Version
• Put one counter in each spot. Try to work Top to Bottom, Left to Right. When the tray is full you win.
• Roll a die and put the corresponding number of counters in the tray. When it is full, you win.
• Use tongs or tweezers to transfer pom poms or erasers to the tray.
• Use the tray for sorting 3 different items, a different item into each row.

Jujube

Sunday 16th of March 2014

I have those ice cube trays. Are they dishwasher safe?

Nicole

Sunday 16th of March 2014

Yes, I put mine on the top rack of the dishwasher.

Sierra @ H is for Homeschooling

Wednesday 18th of January 2012

Thank you so much for sharing this idea at WOTT! Did you get the erasers at Party City? I have been meaning to pick up a bag of their Valentine erasers because they have so many more than the Dollar Tree packages. Hope to see you share something new this week!

The Activity Mom

Tuesday 17th of January 2012

Anonymous, I agree. Kids should be monitored at all times with small objects like this.

Anonymous

Tuesday 17th of January 2012

This is a great idea, but I would be very, very concerned about these small items being choking hazards for young children. Remember, anything that fits through a toilet paper tube is considered a choking hazard.

Sierra @ H is for Homeschooling

Tuesday 17th of January 2012

We have been using this tray for fine motor activities. Love Target! I would love for you to share this at my tray link party.

http://his4homeschooling.blogspot.com/2012/01/whats-on-tray-wednesday-2.html