Summer is a wonderful time to take activities outside and it’s even better when kids can cool off with ice and water activities. This ice sensory play will help keep you cool even on the hottest days!
What’s better than playing with ice on a hot day? Exploring yummy scented (and flavored) ice!
Kids of all age will love playing with these super easy DIY scented ice cubes that are just perfect for sensory play.
Plus, you probably already have the materials to make these at your house!
Easy Scented Ice Sensory Play Activity for Kids
Scented ice is easy to make and creates a fun multi-sensory experience for toddlers and preschoolers.
We used strong smelling teas to scent our ice.
Then we froze it in a muffin tin and a traditional ice cube tray. This gave us variety and some bigger longer lasting ice cubes.
I brewed several cups of different flavored teas. Next, I let them cool with the tea bags still in the water to get the strongest possible scent.
Then we added food coloring to for a visual sensory experience as well.
For another visual ice experience try painting with ice cubes.
The result was a morning of experimentation and sensory play.
We slid cubes across a table, letting the colors mix. We slid them across arms, too.
The kids loved holding them in their hands counting to see how long we could hold them, before letting go. We also stacked cubes and sorted by color and scent.