Ice Experiments and Play Ideas for Preschoolers

Ice is cool. It’s refreshing. And, it’s a lot of fun to play with.

So, get ready to have some fun with these simple ice experiments for preschoolers (and also toddlers). They’ll create, build, excavate, and even practice letters with these fun ideas.

These ideas are perfect for a hot summer day or fun for any day. Who doesn’t want to play with ice?

Learn and have fun with these simple ice experiments for preschoolers. Find out what makes ice melt, make colorful ice creations, and more.

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Simple Ice Experiments

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Do some super-simple ice activities and experiments that even toddlers will enjoy with these ice play ideas.

Observe how ice floats in water when you make these simple colorful ice boats from Busy Toddler.

Can you rescue all the colorful items in this rainbow ice tower excavation experiment from Fun at Home With Kids?

Experiment with different types of salt to see which will melt ice the fastest in this experiment from Coffee Cups and Crayons.

Explore fizzy ice with this simple science experiment from Toddler Approved.

Rescue dinosaurs from their frozen eggs in this fun experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands.

Go ice fishing and see which temperature of water melts ice the fastest in this fun experiment from Science Sparks.

Can you help Batman escape? Rescue Batman from Ice Mountain in this fun (and exciting) science experiment from Crafts on Sea.

Excavate all the frozen cars you can from a block of ice with this simple ice melting experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands.

Learn and have fun with these simple ice experiments for preschoolers. Find out what makes ice melt, make colorful ice creations, and more.

Create with Ice

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Make Frozen Fractuals Ice Sculptures with this fun art activity from Happy Hooligans. This is so much fun for your Frozen fans!

Use ice for a printmaking tools with this fun ocean-themed painting idea from Science Sparks.

Use popsicle molds to make some colored ice pops with this idea from Kids Activities Blog which you can use to make some fun artwork.

An ice block becomes your canvas with this fun ice painting idea from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

Paint with ice chalk and oil with this fun art idea from Learn Play Imagine.

Create a beautiful (but temporary) sculpture by making rainbow tunnels in ice with this idea from I Can Teach My Child.

Learn and have fun with these simple ice experiments for preschoolers. Find out what makes ice melt, make colorful ice creations, and more.

Sensory Play

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Combine water beads with ice with this fun sensory play idea from The Educators’ Spin On It.

Add colored ice to your water table with this fun ice sensory play idea from Fun-A-Day.

Grab a bag of ice for these seven simple sensory play ideas from Lemon Lime Adventures. (not pictured)

Have some fun playing with beautiful flower ice cubes with this idea from The Craft Train.

There are so many fun ways to play with colored ice cubes and sticks. Check out all the fun suggestions here.

Combine some movement and some heavy work for this Ice Cube Proprioception Jump and Smash activity from The OT Toolbox.

Build and play with ice LEGOs with this fun idea from Crafts on Sea.

Learn with Ice

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Learn your letter and have some icy fun when you play with this ABC Excavation Sensory Bin from Parenting Chaos.

Slide a sounds and build some simple words with this slippery word building activity from Life Over C’s.

Which of these ice experiments do you want to try?

Learn and have fun with these simple ice experiments for preschoolers. Find out what makes ice melt, make colorful ice creations, and more.

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Learn and have fun with these simple ice experiments for preschoolers. Find out what makes ice melt, make colorful ice creations, and more.

Sensory Play and Learning

It’s incredibly valuable and fun to learn with all of your senses. You can find tons of ideas (52 to be exact) in this fabulous resource, Super Sensory Invitations to Play. Your kids can explore with all five of their senses using a variety of sensory play materials. You’ll find fun learning ideas as well as seasonal and holiday ideas.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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