This Ice Age Bin is PERFECT for hot days (it’s still super hot where we are!). Kid’s find ice so fascinating and adding safari animals to the bin is a super fun idea! My kids had such a great time feeling the slippery, cold ice and playing with their safari animals trying to place them on each ice cube.
I love how easy it is to set up this Ice Age bin. In fact, this is why I do bins quite often, they take no effort for the parents!
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Dump the ice into your flat bin, add the safari animals and that’s it!
What is my child learning?
-Small/fine motor skills (touching the ice cubes, playing with the animals)
Hand-eye coordination / balancing (placing and balancing the animals onto the ice cubes)
-Sensory play (kids are touching the ice cubes, feeling the cold, playing with animals)
-Independent play (this is an awesome activity to give kids to stay busy with)
Fun! Now that my children are a little older (ages 6 and 9), I do something similar to this but with a twist. I freeze small toys into bins of water overnight, and then, I let them chip the ice away with a hammer the next day. They think this is great fun! It’s a great way to encourage outdoor play on a hot summer day.
Oh that sounds like a lot of fun! I have to try that next time:)