As you may have gathered if you read my blog, or watch my youtube videos (Are you subscribed?) I struggle with depression. This year it has been a real struggle because the weather, whenever I get stuck indoors it makes my depression worse. Rather than feeling sorry for myself I have been putting my energy into doing craft activities with Emily. With valentines day approaching fast, I wanted to do a valentines themed activity with Emily. I decided to go with Ice cube play.
I had some silicone heart ice cubes and thought they would make the perfect activity. I froze some plain ice cubes first, and then decided to make a second lot and add pink and purple hundreds and thousands. I am actually pretty impressed with how they have turned out. I then popped them all on a plate and let Emily explore. I also gave her a few syringes, which I filled up with warm water, this way she could push the water out onto the ice cubes to see what would happen.
Emily absolutely loved this activity, she really enjoyed picking up the ice cubes. I found it a really relaxing activity to do with her, as it is super easy, I can sit back and let her get as messy she likes without worrying about her eating it because if she does it isn't something that is going to make her feel poorly. It would be completely fine. I really enjoyed watching Emily use the syringe, I filled it up with warm water so that it would melt the ice when she pushed the water out. It turned the activity into a science experiment, and her face lit up once she realised what would happen, and of course it was followed by lots of 'oooo's and 'arrr's'. As soon as the water run out she would quickly say 'more more' and ask me to fill it up again. It is definitely a activity I will be sure too do again in the future.