What You'll Need
- Freezer safe containers (i.e. ice cube trays, freezer safe Tupperware/glassware)
- A variety of small toys and knickknacks
- A variety of tools to break ice apart (i.e. play tools, a wood mallet, spoons, forks, etc.)
- A variety of solid/liquid materials to be used for melting the ice (i.e. vinegar, water, lemon juice, salt, sugar, baking soda)
What To DO
2. Pour water over the toys/knickknacks in the containers with water, filling them all the way.
3. Place the containers in the freezer. Depending on the size of your chosen containers, you will need to leave them in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.
4. Gather your “ice-picking” tools and chosen materials to use for ice melting.
5. Remove your containers from the fridge. Pop them out of their containers onto cookie sheets or into bins.
6. Take all your materials outside to eliminate clean-up indoors.
7. Have your children explore and try to save all the toys from their entrapment in the ice! Allow them to explore using different materials like salt, sugar and vinegar to see if adding them to the ice will help it to melt more quickly!