I thought I would share it with you today as those hot sunny days are rapidly coming to an end and there might not be many more chances to do an activity like this.
In this tub I froze some sticks, feathers, pebbles, seeds, sand flowers and leaves.
At first he enjoyed scratching the ice crystals that had formed on the lid and on the surface of the ice:
He had a taste of it too,
The ice looked really beautiful filled with the different objects and you could see all the marks created during the formation of the ice inside.
Boris got frustrated because he wanted to get to the pebble straight away but couldn't,
We smashed it with a mallet, I held the handle but Boris had his hand on it too so he could feel involved,
He enjoyed throwing bits of ice on the ground and making it smash into smaller pieces,
One stick had a piece of ice stuck to the end, Boris licked it like a lolly pop!
He used another stick as a tool to push round and poke the broken pieces of ice,
I have made another one using herbs from the herb garden, it should create an interesting sensory experience when smashed open.
What have you been doing with your toddler recently?