We are always looking for ways to stay cool during the hot summer months. One of our favorite ways to cool off is ice play. Kids love playing with ice and these activities are simple to set up. These 10 Ice Play Activities are great for a hot day. Some are experiments where kids can learn about the properties of ice, while others are ideas for using ice in sensory play. For more sensory play activities check out 25 Rainbow Sensory Activities for Preschoolers.
Ice Play Activities
Ice Cube Experiment from Mess for Less
Amaze your kids by picking up an ice cube using a string!
Star Wars Ice and Water Bin from Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Do you have a Star Wars fan in your house? Then have them help free Han Solo.
Icy Ocean Sensory Play and Ice Melt from Little Bins for Little Hands
These ice ocean bowls are so pretty! They would be a great addition to an ocean study.
Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures from Happy Hooligans
Do you have any Frozen fans? Then you must try this activity which encourages building and creativity.
Frozen Water Beads Play from Mess for Less
Have you ever frozen water beads before? This is such a fun sensory experience for kids. Mine loved watching the changes in the water beads as they melted.
Ice Cube Painting from My Big Fat Happy Life
Learn how you can freeze ice to create a chilly art experience.
Hot Ice Experiment from Playdough to Plato
An awesome experiement that you must see to believe!
Melting Elsa's Frozen Hands from Happy Hooligans
Kids dig for treasure in these icy hands inspired by Frozen!
Fizzy Ice from Toddler Approved
This activity is easy to set up and will keep the kids fascinated for hours.
Make an Ice Cave from Zing Zing Tree
These are just about the coolest (pun intended) things your kids will play with. Just add a few small toys to encourage imaginative play.