Ice Kitchen Water Table: Summer Sensory Bin

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 or preschooler! The post Ice Kitchen Water Table: Summer Sensory Bin appeared first on HAPPY TODDLER PLAYTIME.

Ice Kitchen Water Table: Summer Sensory Bin

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!

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are a fun and easy way to keep your child engaged while at the same time capitalizing on the benefits of sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made sensory play kits here.

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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.

Supplies

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

Looking for more summer and outdoor activity ideas? Check out of these other round-ups for more ways to keep your toddler or preschooler busy this summer:

  • 25+ Outdoor Water Activities to Keep Kids Cool This Summer
  • 40+ Awesome Outdoor Learning Activities for Kids
  • 30+ Easy Outdoor Art Projects for Kids
  • 60+ Awesome Outdoor Activities for Kids
  • 45+ Awesome Water Sensory Bins for Toddlers & Preschoolers
  • 40+ Water Table Activities for Toddlers
  • 21+ Spray Bottle Activities for Toddler
  • 20 Amazing Backyard Obstacle Courses
  • 21+ Amazing Summer Sensory Bins
  • 25+ Adorable Summer Crafts for Toddlers
  • 40+ Ice Sensory Play
  • 12 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Toddlers + Kids

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

Campfire Pretend Play is summer activity for kids. Let your little one make their own campfire to roast marshmallows, sing songs and more! The post Campfire Pretend Play for Kids appeared first on HAPPY TODDLER PLAYTIME.

Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

INSIDE: Campfire Pretend Play for Kids is summer activity for kids. Let your little one make their own campfire to roast marshmallows, sing songs and more!

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are a fun and easy way to keep your child engaged while at the same time capitalizing on the benefits of sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made sensory play kits here.

Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft

Looking for a fun activity book for your preschooler this summer? Check out my new book Super STEAM Activity Book: Launch Learning with Fun Mazes, Dot-to-Dots, Search-the-Page Puzzles, and More! ! Click here to learn more or order it now!

Super STEAM Activity Book
Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

How to Set Up Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

This was such a fun activity and I wish I could take credit for it. But all credit for this activity goes to my imaginative kids! They were out in the backyard playing and started to collect sticks. One of them had the idea to make a campfire. So they started collecting sticks to make the biggest campfire ever!

Our backyard is surrounded by trees so finding tons of sticks and twigs to make a campfire was not difficult! Once they had their pile, they started to set it up to look like a campfire. Then in walks mommy and the requests start to fly: Mom can we have some rocks?; Mom, can we have some marshmallows?

I saw what they had started and where they wanted to take it and I was all on aboard.

Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

So I headed inside to grab my stash of supplies of rocks and other ideas I thought would enhance their pretend play. I found a bag of white packing peanuts I had saved years earlier. They would make perfect marshmallows!

Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

I brought everything out and they started to make their campfire better. They surrounded it with rocks. Then they found sticks that would make got marshmallow roasting sticks and I slid a few of the white packing peanuts for them to roast.

Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

I also cut a few pieces of cardboard up in the shape of graham crackers (square) and they used them to make s’mores! I even added some red and yellow and orange feathers to the pretend campfire to make it look more like fire!

Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

Total hit

This was such a hit that after dinner we all went back out as a family to pretend cook real marshmallows on bamboo skewers!

Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

Other Ways to Play

Other ways to plays with this pretend campfire are:

  • sing songs
  • roast of types of foods
  • tell stories
  • role play putting the fire out safely

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old. Adult supervision is required. Packing peanuts are small and could pose a chocking hazard.

Supplies for Campfire Pretend Play for Kids

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  • Sticks
  • Rocks
  • Red, orange and yellow feathers
  • Cardboard
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Marshmallows

Looking for more summer and outdoor activity ideas? Check out of these other round-ups for more ways to keep your toddler or preschooler busy this summer:

  • 25+ Outdoor Water Activities to Keep Kids Cool This Summer
  • 40+ Awesome Outdoor Learning Activities for Kids
  • 30+ Easy Outdoor Art Projects for Kids
  • 60+ Awesome Outdoor Activities for Kids
  • 45+ Awesome Water Sensory Bins for Toddlers & Preschoolers
  • 40+ Water Table Activities for Toddlers
  • 21+ Spray Bottle Activities for Toddlers
  • 20 Amazing Backyard Obstacle Courses
  • 21+ Amazing Summer Sensory Bins
  • 25+ Adorable Summer Crafts for Toddlers
  • 40+ Ice Sensory Play
  • 12 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Toddlers + Kids

The Best Book of Sensory Bins

Rating: 5 out of 5.

WILL YOU TRY CAMPFIRE PRETEND PLAY WITH YOUR TODDLER OR PRESCHOOLER? PIN IT FOR LATER!

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