Summer is definitely the best time to play with ice–so fun and refreshing! We have some really fun ice cube activities and ice ideas for hot weather summer play with a little freezing fun.
Gather the whole family and beat the summer heat with these fun and educational activities with ice that kids will surely love!
What a fun sensory play idea! In fact, using the cool temperature of ice in play activities can be a really fun way to introduce different textures, temperatures and experiences to sensory play.
Cool Ways to Play with Ice for Kids this Summer
1. FROZEN CHALK POPSICLES STICKS
Got some colorful leftover chalks from last semester’s school activities? Turn them into these colorful frozen chalk popsicle sticks by Reading Confetti!
Melt those colorful chalks, mold them on the popsicle sticks, freeze for a few minutes then voila! Colorful ice melt in the house! Awesome!
2. ICEY FLOATING BOATS
Ditch the traditional paper boats and make these exciting colorful icey floating boats by Reading Confetti with your kids this summer!
Get your kiddo’s little hand busy. Add some liquid coloring into your ice cubes before freezing it, top with these mini sticks, finished with some colorful art paper scraps, then you’re ready to sail. Fun!
3. PLAY A COOL TREASURE HUNT IN ICE
Here’s an ice fun activity: ice excavation! Treasure hunts are not just in soils and grounds but also in ice! Try this treasure hunt in ice game by Rub Some Dirt with your kids this summer!
No pressure! All you need to do is collect and submerge in water their favorite toys, freeze for a few minutes, then start the hunt. Make sure to prepare prizes after, for their earned hard work. Awesome!
4. TRY PAINTING WITH ICE WITH YOUR KIDS
Have them choose from different liquid colorings before freezing the ice cubes and make them feel and touch the results! Who’d have thought ice painting could be this fun?
5. ENJOY PAINTING ON ICE
Another painting on-ice activity by Housing a Forest this summer with your kids!
Do it the other way around – freeze the ice cubes first, be ready with your coloring art materials (food colouring will do) while waiting, then once you have the frozen ice cubes, paint it! Easy and much fun!
6. FIZZY ICE CUBES
Ready for an easy summer activity that leaves much creative play? Hide different treats, prizes, and or toys to your kids to hunt using these fizzy ice cubes by Fun A Day. Add different coloring liquids to your ice cubes before freezing them to add some spice. A fun activity for the whole family!
7. MAKE YOUR OWN ICE TRAINS!
This list of ideas to play with ice is so great for kids of different ages. If your kids are fond of trains then this train of ice activity by Plain Trains is for you! Grab those different sizes of mold trains you have and make an ice train out of it!
Don’t forget to put colors to add fun! Yay!
8. ENJOY COLORED ICE USING KOOL-AID
These kool-aid ice cubes by Learn Play Imagine will be a sure hit with your kids this summer! Add colors by playing with different flavors of kool-aid.
Be ready to lick these tasty kool -aid’s with your kids after. Fun!
9. AWESOME STARS SHAPED TASTY ICE
Have fun with your star-shaped molds by trying out these stars-shaped tasty ice (unavailable) by Reading Confetti.
Aside from adding different colors, add taste to it with a small drop of their favorite lemonade, or an apple juice, or maybe a soda! Or you can use natural materials in making these tasty ice. Play with it and have fun! Yummy…
10. FUN AND EASY DINOSAUR ICE CUBE HUNT
Freeze your kid’s huge toy dinosaurs by Beauty Through Imperfection and let them rescue and hammer it out! Keep them busy and equipped while learning basic problem solving (on how to rescue the dinos) this summer by doing this activity.
A fun and easy way to enjoy the summer heat. Awesome!
MORE EASY AND FUN WAYS TO ENJOY ICE THIS SUMMER WITH YOUR KIDS FROM PLAY IDEAS
- Be amazed with your kids as you checked out this ice cube mold that turns your water into a tiny Hogwarts castle here!
- Grab your ice cube trays and pour some different colors on it to make and enjoy these colorful ice cubes!
- Get ready to learn on these different ice experiments that you can enjoy these summer with your kids!
- Kids of all ages will surely enjoy these spectacular indoor snow crafts and activities here.
- Great for sensory learning for toddlers and preschoolers you can with these wacky ways to play with water beads.
- Be wet and wild as you play along with these summer fun and activities with your kids!
- Yummy homemade popsicles for the whole family to beat the heat.
Which fun and easy ice cube activity are you doing with your kids this summer?