Ice Excavating Themes:
- Polar Animals
- Jungle Animals
Best Tools for Ice Excavating
As with any activity that requires tools, adult supervision is recommended. My kids use tiny hammers (3″ long) from Walmart. They tap them with hammers to break up the ice.
On a warm day the ice will melt quickly in the grass and will break easily. You can also do this activity inside. Place a towel on a cookie sheet then place the ice block on top of the towel. Then sit at the dining table and work together to release all of the toys.
Ice Excavating: The Perfect Outdoor Kids Activity
Ice Excavating Activity For Kids
- cake pan
- small tools
- small toys
- Fill a container (metal cake pans work GREAT) with small toys and/or objects. Fill with water and freeze. A 3" cake pan takes just a couple of hours to freeze completely.
- Once solid, turn upside down and run warm water on the back of the container until the block of ice comes loose.
- Use small tools (mini screw drivers, small hammer) to crack the ice open. Once the kids get a nice crack going, the rest breaks apart really easily and they have no problem retrieving or "saving" the toys.