Sensory Play Activities for Kids – Ice Blocks

Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Sensory play activities are always a winner in any home. Sensory play opens the door to free play for kids. It allows them to explore a material from top to bottom. Touching it, smelling it, tasting it etc and not to mention how much fun they have doing it. With our Australian summer upon us, I wanted to think of an activity I could do with both my 4 year old and 1 year old to cool us down, but still be educational and fun. The answer… homemade sensory ice blocks.

Directions

Go around your house and find materials that have different textures.

Step 1: Place your found materials into bowls, storage containers or simply anything that will freeze and fill with water.

Step 2: Place items in freezer and let freeze overnight.

Step 3: Set up a tub, storage container or anything you can place water and then fill with enough water so that the kids can have a play. After filling with water, pop in your new ice blocks for a sensory filled experience.

Step 4: HAVE FUN!!! Talk to your kids about what is happening. Are the ice blocks cold? Hot? What do they feel like? What do the materials feel like?

For a full range of sensory products head on over to the Finlee and Me Montessori Range or our Story Stones section.

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