Frozen Lego

An Ice Sensory Bin

The best sensory bin activities in the summer always involve something cool and wet.

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In Frozen Lego your little one wont be playing with Elsa but instead with colourful ice cubes of Lego!

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More Activity Ideas

For other ways to play with ice check out Frozen Pom Poms and Ice Rocks and Icy Letters.

And in winter check out Cookie Cutters & Snow and Snow Art!

For more sensory bin ideas check out 21 Amazing Sensory Bins for Toddlers & Preschoolers and 21 Amazing Sensory Bins for Summer

For more summer activity ideas check out 21 Amazing Spray Bottle Activities! and

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Free Play

When I told my almost 4 year old that we were going to play with frozen Lego she got very excited. I honestly did not have a plan for exactly how she was going to play with it, I wanted to leave that part open ended.

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So on the next warm spring day out came the frozen Lego in a simple sensory bin (see details below).

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She absolutely loved it and played with it until everything was completely melted.

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Can You Melt the Ice?

I gave her a cup of warm water to help with the melting process but you can also give them salt for an added STEM element.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Frozen Lego:

Supplies

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Directions to Make Frozen Lego

Choose an array of colourful Lego or Duplo Blocks. I used Duplo simply because of the age of my daughter we haven’t gotten into Lego yet. The Duplo is a little big for the regular sized ice cube tray I had so if you have Lego use it. The Duplo works but Lego would be even better.

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I also had a larger ice cube tray where the Duplo fit beautifully. The larger tray also created larger blocks of ice giving my daughter lots of variety.

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I filled the ice trays with water and placed them in the freezer over night.

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Once the water has frozen I placed the frozen ice cubes into a bowl and placed it in a sensory bin.

Creating the Sensory Bin

Since I wanted to keep this simple and open ended I asked her what she wanted in the sensory bin. She choose a few play kitchen supplies like pots and pans and cups. I also added spoons and slotted spoons, as well as some fine motor tools like eye droppers, a turkey baster, syringe. Finally I gave her a jar of warm water to melt the frozen Lego!

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Great Activity to Beat the Summer Heat!

She absolutely loved this activity. She would shout out to me whenever she completely freed a block of Lego from ice! We will definitely be doing this again as the days get hotter!

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