Winter is approaching, but either it’s winter or summer in your part of the world, kids will enjoy playing and exploring ice! I know my do! We have gathered 33 amazing, freezing fun ice sensory play ideas to try with your kids! I’m sure you will find just the right activity to try and enjoy with your kiddos!
Ice is so much more fun in color! Check out this Colored Ice Activity Bin.
See what happens when you mix ice and shaving foam in this Summer Sensory Play activity which can be enjoyed anytime.
Have you had a go at freezing water beads in ice yet? If not then you have to try this Frozen Water Beads Play Activity.
Add some spice to your ice and try Ice Spice Painting some pictures.
Freeze hands filled with fun seasonal manipulatives. We did it for Halloween with the bunch of fun items!
A bucket of ice cubes is a perfect starter sensory play for babies to try out.
Is your little one mad about bugs? Freeze some critters into ice cubes and have fun watching them escape and wriggle around in the water in this Halloween Ice Play.
Take your Goop Play to a whole new sensory level when you add ice into the mix.
Have fun hunting for dinosaurs in this Giant Discovery Ice Cube.
We can’t resist a googly eye activity. How cute are our Icy Eye Monsters?
Ice Painting is a fun sensory process art activity that kids of all ages can enjoy.
Introduce your preschooler to the simple science behind ice with this Ice Age Inspired Meltdown Experiment.
Ribbit Ribbit! These Frog Ice Cubes are perfect for some bath time fun.
Do you have Frozen fans in the house? Then this Thawing a Frozen Heart Sensory Science Activity is for you.
Have you ever wondered how to make Glowing Ice for sensory play?
This Secret Message Activity puts a literacy spin on some ice excavation fun.
Freezing Lego in ice is a classic activity which is sure to keep the kids cool and amused.
Don’t have the climate for your own snow to make a snowman? Then just make your own Snowman Ice Melting Activity for some indoor winter sensory fun.
This Small World Penguin Island is a great way to introduce science to toddlers and preschoolers.
Find out how to make Frozen Dinosaur Eggs.
Rice and Ice Sensory Play is a great way to play and explore rhyming words.
Wrap up warm this winter and head out on a nature walk to collect items to go into a Winter Nature Sensory Ice Play Activity.
There is lots of sparkly fun to be had when you have a go at Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands.
Frozen Oobleck creates a fascinating sensory material for your kids to play with.
Cover ice in salt to make the fun last a bit longer with this Colourful Ice and Salt Experiment.
Explore how different types of liquids act when they are frozen!
Definitely one strictly for a hot summers day, Making an Ice Cube Necklace.
Make soup with water beads and ice! It’s fun and easy to prep!
Have a blast racing Ice Cubes down a Ramp.
Make a colourful Rainbow Ice Ball Sensory Bin.
Enjoy some sensory painting fun with Ice Chalk and Oil.
Jello Ice Play is a tasty summer treat to play with and eat.
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.