Sensory Play Activity: Animals Hidden in Ice

This Animals Hidden in Ice sensory play activity has been a hit with each of my kiddos! It’s a simple activity to prep, and I think your little learner will have fun with it, too!

Sensory Play Activity: Animals Hidden in Ice - This Little Home of Mine

Toss some little critters down in some ice trays

Sensory Play Activity: Animals Hidden in Ice - This Little Home of Mine

… add water, and then toss in the freezer.

Sensory Play Activity: Animals Hidden in Ice - This Little Home of Mine

When ice has formed, pop out your little critter ice cubes and toss them in a sensory bin (maybe with some fine motor tools), the bath tub, or the swimming pool – all options make for some fun sensory play.

Want to take this sensory play activity to another level?

Use larger critters, freezing them down in a bowl. When you pop out those large blocks of ice, it’s fun to watch the ice melt, but it’s also fun to let your kiddo use a hammer to knock away the ice. Please consider their age and stage here – and as always, supervision is suggested. ha!

Sensory Play Activity: Animals Hidden in Ice - This Little Home of Mine

This simple sensory activity is a great way to introduce kiddos to concepts such as solids and liquids, hot and cold, frozen vs. melted, and on and on this could go.

If you like activities like this, you might also want to check out this Sink or Float Oranges Science Experiment:

Science Experiment Sink or Float with Oranges

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