Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Ice Fish Play

The summer holidays are finally here! YAY! Playing with ice fish in the sunshine is a perfect activity to keep the kids entertained. Ice fish are simple to make and its great fun catching the fish, watching the colours mix together and exploring how they melt. 
Ice fish play for toddlers and preschoolers.  A simple summer activity idea for kids that is easy to set up.
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You will need:


  • A fish shaped ice tray (ours was from ikea)
  • Food colouring
  • A tray/ container
  • A small net 


How to make ice fish


Simply fill your fish shaped ice tray with water and add a drop of food colouring into each of the fish shapes.  We use red and yellow colouring.  The colours mixed together a little as I carried the tray across to the freezer. Leave the tray in the freezer for a few hours and then tip the fish out onto a tray or container.  We added a little bit of water to the tray so the fish could swim about. 

Summer themed ice fish play for kids.  Simple science for toddlers and preschoolers.

Ice fish play for toddlers and preschoolers.  Simple summer science activity idea for kids.

Playing with ice fish


Daisy was fascinated with her fish. She told me they were cold by saying 'brrrrrr' and then helped her fish swim across the tray. 

Sensory play ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.  Ice fish play.

As Daisy moved the fish we noticed the colours from the fish mixing together. 

Simple science ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.  Ice fish play is a fun summer themed activity.

Daisy got her little fishing net and tried to catch some of the fish before they started to melt away. 

Simple science ice play idea for toddlers and preschoolers.  Fish/ summer themed sensory activity for kids.

She played with the fish until the very last bit had melted away and then she said 'gone'! This activity didn't last too long but Daisy was really engaged and loved playing with the fish. 

Ice fish sensory play idea for toddlers and preschoolers.  Simple science that is simple to set up.  A fun summer themed activity for kids.

Daisy: Age 23 months

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