Ice Kitchen Water Table: Summer Sensory Bin

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INSIDE: Ice Kitchen Water Table is a great way to beat the heat this summer and to get the most use out of your water table with your toddler and preschooler! Think mud kitchen but with ice!

Ice Kitchen Water Table

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Ice Kitchen Water Table

How to Set Up Ice Kitchen Water Table

Playing with ice is a surprisingly fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers. So easy to set up and very little mess especially when you do it outside. We did this type of ice sensory bin in the winter inside and it was a massive hit. So when summer arrived, I knew I had try it again outside.

Our water table has seen better days but honestly it is just as fun as the day I bought it. I removed the center piece so that it could hold a pot instead and add lots of cooking utensil such as large spoons, whisks and sloted spoons and other pots for them to play with.

Ice Kitchen Water Table

Then I added all the ice from our freezer and a little bit of water to help make it easier to scoop. If you are doing this on a really hot day, skip the water.

Ice Kitchen Water Table

How They Played Ice Kitchen Water Table

They loved it! They scooped and poured the ice into the pot and pretended to cook up all sorts of dishes. My only regret with this activity is that I didn’t have more ice to give them!!

Ice Kitchen Water Table

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old. Adult supervision is required.


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  • Water table
  • Ice cubes
  • Pots and Pan
  • Cooking utensils such as spoons, slotted spoons and whisks

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