Along with breaking out the pool to cool off every day, we found some other activities to do outside and make the heat more tolerable. We beat the heat.
Something easy for George to do (that Henry enjoyed as well) that kept him cool was simply a bowl of ice cubes. Though they didn’t stay frozen long, we added to them to keep the activity going.
George particularly enjoyed the ice!
At first when they ice was still frozen, he could pick them up easily and put them in his mouth.
I think the chill of the ice kind of scared him at times!
Once the ice melted a little (or George slobbered all over them), they became super slippery. Which made is almost impossible for George to grab them.
He tried and tried, over and over.
Until it finally led into a complete meltdown (pun intended).
George had enough after that.
He dumped out the ice and moved on to other things.
More Ice Sensory Ideas:
- Ice in the Sensory Table at Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
- Colored Ice Sensory at Chadwick Family
- Ice Sensory Tray at A Woven Education
This is one of the 50 Activities Just for Your Toddler!
This is also one of the 38 Ways to Beat the Heat with Water & Ice Activities!