A cool collection of Summer Sensory Play Ideas to help your kids have fun and stay cool this summer! A fun twist on summer water play.
Summer Sensory Play Ideas with Ice
It’s almost summer so I’m stocking up on fun ideas to keep the kids happy and busy.
I started with 50+ Water Play Ideas for Kids, but one of my kids’ favorites has always been when I add some ice cubes to the water table, which they can squish, melt, or swirl around, so I thought gathering a few more sensory play ideas featuring ice would be a good bet!
Art meets sensory play with this fun Painting With Ice activity from Easy Peasy and Fun.
DIY your own Ice Chalk as inspired by Reading Confetti.
If you have some Disney’s Frozen fans on your hands, check out this Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures Activity from Happy Hooligans
Break out those toob animals for some Arctic Ice Sensory Play like my friend Ali over at No Time For Flash Card did with her kids.
Keep their brains active with this Ice Castle Building Challenge: A Preschool STEM Activity from Lemon Lime Adveentures.
Art and science combine in this Melting Ice Science Experiment with Salt & Liquid Watercolors from Artful Parent.
I love the idea to Make An Ice Cave from ZingZingTree, and we’ll definitely get our Playmobil figures in on the action!
If you have a train lover on your hands, check out this rescue mission: Trains In Ice from Craftulate.
A science experiment that you already have all of the materials for on hand: Why Salt Melts Ice from Science Kiddo
One to save for the end of the summer, maybe for the cooler fall weather (if you want your creation to last longer) – but I think the birds wouldn’t mind this Ice Ornaments being added to a bird bath in the heat of summer (from Red Ted Art’s Blog).
Our frozen snow slime is not your typical ice cube, but it’s a fun way to play with slime!
Do you have any fun ideas for how kids can play with ice this summer?