You know, that ice block thing that everyone all over blogland does in the summer months? I think I first saw it at Let’s Explore here. Well, it is summer here in Australia so we gave it a go. I saw over here on Counting Coconuts this great idea to add colours to it. I froze some ice cubes with drops of food colouring to add to our ice block. I really should have thought about it more. If you put the frozen ice cubes in water they will melt before the ice block has a chance to freeze. So we ended up with a mostly brownish-yellowish glob. So not like the beautiful colours I was hoping for. Love this squat. How do kids do that?
The kids had fun with it anyway. Skeeterbug (6) mostly wanted to eat the ice. Jitterbug (3.5) was quite intent on getting out all of the treasures.
I gave them a tray full of salt, some spoons, and some things to hit the ice with. Kept them occupied for almost an hour. Nice!