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Category Sensory Play Date May 12th, 2020

sensory ice play - rescue ducks

“quack, quack, quack, quack!”

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!

Want to shop this post? The links below are are amazon affiliate links which means, if you clickity over to amazon and purchase something, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Any compensation from the link goes right into Lucy's warrior fund to help us, help her, battle retinoblastoma. You can follow along on her journey using her hashtag, #lucythewarrior on facebook and instagram.  xoxo

tiny ducks

small honeycomb ice cube tray

large square ice cube tray

regular size ice cube tray

turquoise glitter (not an affiliate link)

chubby irridescent  glitter (not an affiliate link)

blue food coloring (favorite)

all natural food coloring 

Want to try other favorite activities? See our Duck Goop here and our favorite glitter ice here

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