My daughter loves ice....eating ice, making ice, and playing with ice. We have had a really hot summer here and any ice project has been well received. So we continue to play with ice every now and then. We've done a few Ice Play Ideas the past couple years and you can check them all out here. We've also done a couple soap bubble projects that you can check out here and here. We decided to combine two loves: Ice and Bubbles for some fantastic play. Keep reading to find out more.
To create the colored ice we filled an ice cube tray with water and added food color to each section. Then we froze the water to make the ice. My daughter played with the colored ice for a little bit in a huge rectangular tub, but then decided to add water and then soap bubbles.
She had fun fishing the ice out of the soapy water. A great sensory experience: Cold Colored ice and fun bubbly soap! My daughter always enjoys playing in the sink with the kitchen soap and bathroom soap so it was the perfect combination for her.
I had fun creating an ice circle. Mom always has to involve art into every project. (Big Surprise!)
My daughter had a blast with just the bubbles and observing their formations in her hands.
Then the ice began to melt and make some beautiful colored water on the pavement.
My daughter continued to play with the soapy green water that the melted ice created in the plastic tub. It is amazing what can occupy a child.
What simple things occupy your children?