Sensory Play :: Colored Ice Cubes

I was going through my idea files and came across a fun summer sensory play idea for Tate: colored ice cubes on a string.

I made colored ice cubes (one drop of food coloring per cube with some left clear) with a thick piece of yarn running through them.

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Once they were frozen, Tate had an ice cube train to play with in the pool.

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Since the pool water is as warm as a bath, the ice cubes melted quickly but Tate had fun pulling them around with the string and watching the colors swirl in the pool water.

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So simple but it brought lots of fun sensory play for an almost-one-year-old.
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  1. Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity says

    What an awesome idea! It will soon be summer here in Australia and I’m totally going to use this. I’m featuring you on Tot Tuesdays today! :)