5.13.2011

Ice Treasures and MORE - The Activity Mom

I'm so excited to be here at Brassy Apple today to share a few of my favorite summer boredom busters! I'm Nicole, a former teacher turned SAHM and I write The Activity Mom, which is the place where I share ideas to make learning fun.
One of my favorite summer activities is to make and explore with Ice Treasures.
Simply fill a large Tupperware container with water and small trinkets. Freeze and then pop the block of ice out of the container. Give your child different tools to use to get the items out of the ice. Try forks, spoons, pretend hammers, a small cup of water and a dropper, or salt to melt the ice. The next time you try it, let your child choose the items to freeze. Endless fun!

Sun prints are a neat way to experiment and learn. Put different shapes, magnetic letters, or rocks on a piece of construction paper and let them sit in the sun for the day. My son loves to see how his masterpieces turn out and has fun trying to create different designs.
Make a Nature Collage with contact paper and items collected from your yard. Stick different pieces of nature onto the contact paper and then fold when finished or place another piece of contact paper over the top. I like this activity because it can be done with such a variety of ages (15 months and up).
I hope these activities help jump start your summer fun. Thank you to Brassy Apple for having me and giving me a chance to share ideas that make learning fun (and cure boredom too)!

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6 comments:

  1. this is a very cute idea! so creative!

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  3. What great ideas! I am going to try all three with my 4-year old daughter. I will send you pics when finish them --

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  4. What great ideas! I am going to try all three with my 4-year old daughter. I will send you pics when finish them --

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  5. Love giving them tools to get goodies out of the ice. Hadn't thought of that .

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  6. My girls would love this! It would keep them busy for hours!!

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