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Ice Blocks

Build giant ice blocks and balls for a toddler to play with outside. If small ice cubes melt too quickly, try making a larger block of ice to play with in the bath or outside on a warm summer day.

Materials
  • Clean milk carton
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Small plastic toys (optional)

Directions

  1. Make an ice block by freezing water in a clean milk carton.
  2. If you like, add a few drops of food coloring to the water before freezing, or drop in a few small plastic toys.
  3. Your child will enjoy playing with the block in the bath or outside in the pool.
  4. If you've frozen small plastic toys inside the block, watch your child's surprise as the ice melts and the toys appear.
  5. As a variation, fill balloons with water, tie tightly, and freeze to make ice balls.

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Copyright 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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