Almost every day of the week, Lucy asks for water or ice. She loves splashing, dumping, pouring, and experimenting.
We have been using little plastic ducks in the sensory bin for many of our spring activities so after she went to bed one night, I froze up a surprise for her morning play.
I love making ice in different shapes and colors so I gathered my favorite trays, food coloring, glitter, and the ducks and got to work.
Then popped 'em in the fridge and waited until the next afternoon to surprise Lucy after lunch.
I used Wilton's Gel for the blue ice and Lu's hand's got dyed blue but you can use an all natural dye (or less gel dye) and the effects won't be as strong. The dye came off in the bath but if you don't like a mess, I suggest trying a different method or skipping the dye all together!
Once the ducks were rescued from the ice, they stayed in the sensory bin and Lucy played all sorts of games with them. She counted them, sang songs with them, and played with them as they swam in their glittery blue water.
I hope you enjoy this activity. We had a blast rescuing the ducks and hope you do too!
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