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When it is hot outside, kids love to get out and play in the water. It can also be a great sensory activity to let them play with ice – different colors, different shapes and different games. Here are 25 sensory activities with ice play for your kids to have fun with on a hot summer day.

25 Sensory Activities with Ice Play - Ice play activities can have a great sensory value - different colors, shapes, textures and different games.

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25 Sensory Activities With Ice Play

Ice Painting Activities

If you are looking for a quick ice game for the kids, try these. Most of them use just frozen colored water. It takes minutes to set up and will be ready to play with in a few hours.

Ice Painting With Popsicles  from Kids Activites Blog

Ice Painting Activity from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops

Water Sensory Play with Colored Ice from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops

Ice Painting Activity for Toddlers from Mommy’s Bundle

Ice Play from A Mom with a Lesson Plan

Colored Ice Activity from Kids Activities Blog

Painting with Colored Ice from Happy Hooligans

Sensory Ice Play for Babies from Hands On As We Grow

Ice Chalk Activities

Ice Chalk is one step above regular ice painting to me. It combines the fun and semi-permanence of chalk with the fun frozen feeling of playing with ice. Definitely something to try with the kids.

Ice chalk from Gift of Curiosity

Frozen Popsicle Chalk from Reading Confetti

Erupting Ice Chalk Paint Recipe from Learn Play Imagine

Ice Chalk from Reading Confetti

7 Ways to Make Ice Chalk from Reading Confetti

FROZEN Inspired Ice Chalk from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Frozen Alphabet Chalk Paint from Learn Play Imagine

25 Sensory Activities with Ice Play

Science Experiments with Ice

It is important to always try to teach your kids something with every activity. And kids learn much better when they are hand-on and can see what is happening. With these science experiments using ice, they will learn a few valuable lessons. Don’t worry if you think your child is to young to “get it”

Fizzy Ice Science Activity for Kids from Toddler Approved

Magnetic Ice Science Experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands

Fun with Frozen Making Ice Grow from Teach Preschool

Melting Ice with Salt and Water from Happy Hooligans

Frozen Fractals Ice Play from Happy Hooligans

25 Sensory Activities with Ice Play

Excavation Activities with Ice

These are my favorite. Not only do your kids get to play with ice, they get to find neat things in the ice. Kids love finding things and uncovering things. They are going to love these games.

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs from Little Bins for Little Hands

Melting Insects in Ice from Learning 4 Kids

Sensory Play for Toddlers, Kid’s Ice World from Learning 4 Kids

Frozen Car Rescue from Little Bins for Little Hands

Dinosaur Ice Eggs from Teaching Mama

Which activity do you want to try with your kids next time? Let us know in the comments.

Psst… kids who enjoy playing with ice probably love Frozen, so here’s a fun Elsa paper plate craft to try!

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