Excavating toys from ice

Excavating Toys From Ice

I found this fun activity from a great blog here I follow, you fill a bowl or container with water and whatever little plastic animals you have (I also added some other fun stuff) put it in the freezer overnight. Bring out the next day and let the kids start excavating toys from ice, we used medicine droppers with warm water, 3 small bowls of salt, some hammers and golf tees, and dropper bottles filled with warm salt water.  The kids had so much fun that we have now done it a few times!
So this is one of the bowls we started with, after the first day I decided I needed to make 5/6 different ones so that all the kids who were here could join as well!
Dustin’s friend was over one of the days to enjoy this activity with us!
Here are some of the animal partially out
Even Serena joined in and enjoyed it!
One of the neighbor kids helping…  It’s not very often we have just our kids here, we tend to always have a house full!!
Cody pounding a golf tee into the ice.


  1. Sunnyboy likes to freeze toys in ice too and then smashes them with a hammer. I love how you have included all the different tools and made it an excavation! I must suggest this to him. Thank you so much for sharing with the Summer Carnival. 🙂 I’ve featured your post here: http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/all-year-round-week-fifteen-7-summer.html

  2. This looks like a ton of fun–such a great way to enjoy some of this summer heat! Thanks so much for sharing it at Teach Me Tuesday–I’m going to share it on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page too!

  3. I love this idea… It keeps popping up on my radar so I guess it’s got to go on our summer bucket list 🙂

  4. I just love this idea! 🙂 Going to be a hot summer so we might try this ourselves.

  5. great idea, we did this this weekend too ut you look like you had much better weather for it. Thanks for linking to Kids Co-op

  6. I’ve seen something similar to this before, but haven’t tried it yet. Will have to do it soon with the weather heating up! Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  7. That is a terrific idea and great for summer play! Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  8. Love these ideas, I’m a new follower, would love if you followed back at http://www.iheartpears.blogspot.com


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