Here’s a way your baby can cool off while fitting in sensory play on a hot day!
I took Veronika outside before the sun was too high in the sky, along with a bowl of ice cubes and a few tools.
First, I simply wanted to see how she would react to the ice. Some babies may want to grab it and really get in there! Veronika seemed a touch nervous about how cold it was but liked the sensation on her toes.
For added fun, I buried two shape toys in the ice. She loved reaching in and grabbing them out.
A wooden spoon added to the fun, too. She could “stir” the ice, or tap against the bowl. I put a few pieces on the hot patio and we watched together how quickly they turned to water.
You can also use measuring cups as scoops. These were fun for her to reach into the bowl with. Or just nibble on!
Don’t forget about sound! Put a few pieces of ice in one of the measuring cups and shake it for an auditory sensory experience.
And when you’re done, clean-up simply means dumping out the ice to melt in the grass!