A fun experiment to either watch and time how long it takes to melt under different circumstances.

Alternatively dig away with spoons and you can squeeze and splash warm water onto the ice to speed up the process.


  • Bowl Small enough for the freezer
  • Small animals Think plastic knick knacks from KMart
  • Tray Something to rest the outcome on
  • Spoons Something to dig with


  1. Fill a bowl with water and add small little toys (think animals or dinosaurs)
  2. Freeze
  3. Flip ice out onto tray

Notes... Keep the small animals and re-do when required. We took one frozen ice age into OOSH today.

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    • 20 Apr 2020
      8:39 pm

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  • wow definitely for next summer


  • This looks like a lot of fun! :) Thanks for sharing.


  • Great idea and a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing


  • Awesome idea. Will have to remember for when it’s summer again.


  • This actually creeps me out seeing the little bugs LOL


  • For my daughters Maths / Fine Motor Activity I froze numbers this week which she had to spray down with a sprayer bottle, naming the numbers as she went


  • Great idea for my toddler. Thank you for sharing


  • Cool (get it) idea


  • This looks fun and I guess many different things could be frozen like fairies, plastic fruit or veg etc. Will keep it in mind for next summer


  • Will keep this one in mind when it is Summer again, the boys will have a blast!


  • A wonderful, fun idea for kids.


  • What a great idea. My kids would love this! So simple and fun.


  • Anything to do with ice and water is a winner with children-great idea!


  • Might be cool with colored water too.


  • There are so many possibilities around the theme of Ice Age. This is a terrific activity for being at home right now and for families.

    • Would be good to see lots more of similar activities for home.


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