Make sure to have colored ice cubes on hand!
Remember on that show MTV Cribs how celebrities always opened their fridge to show us common folk what was inside? Well, if you opened my fridge and freezer, every day of the week there are colored ice cubes just waiting to save a morning. Like little cubes of frozen happiness waiting to make a toddler day.
Hyperbole? Ok, maybe. So these colored ice cubes don’t have super-duper powers, but they are pretty magical the way colored water (I know, really fancy) is so much different than regular water.
Making colored ice cubes is so easy!
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I seriously do try to keep a tray of these in the freezer because they are such a quick and easy toddler activity, and something I really like to have on hand. It’s a simple activity that my toddler can do in the kitchen with minimal help from me, meaning I can do other things like feed the family, wipe the counters, or hey – novel concept – eat my own lunch.
Here’s a few ways we like to play with colored ice cubes in the kitchen sink:
- Grab them with plastic songs
- Transfer them to a bowl of water
- Use a syringe of warm water to squirt onto the ice cubes
- Turn the sink on and have a colored ice swimming party – this is always how we end playing with colored ice. It’s so fun to watch the ice dissolve, it’s a little bit of science mixed in with the good times.
I know ice cube trays aren’t the coolest toddler activity supply, but I actually use my two trays a lot in projects like tiny scooping station and pattern making. Colored ice cubes are so much fun to have on hand. Make sure to have them in your freezer!
What activities does your toddler like to do with colored ice cubes?