Valentines Day Ice Sensory


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.




17 comments

  1. That a lovely simple sensory idea.I need to do more of this type of thing.

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  2. What a great idea, I love the pink ones with sparkles, so cute <3

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  3. Love the idea of the 100's and 1000's totally edible if they went in her mouth, as no doubt they would. Great colours, and not overly messy. Watching them shrink and disappear when she picks them up and plays with them must have fascinated her.

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  4. What a great idea. Something pretty and something you can both do together

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  5. This is a clever little idea. My daughter would love this. She loves messing about and playing with water x

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  6. Oh my gosh! I LOVE these ice cubes and what a great activity!

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  7. This is a lovely little sensory play idea. So glad Emily liked it :)

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  8. What a genius idea for getting kids to learn. Wish I'd thought of it when my two were younger.

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  9. What a great idea! Such a good sensory play activity, I think Sophie would love this too x

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  10. I love that you've added sprinkles to them to make them a little different. #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  11. What a fab idea. I run a toddler group and the little ones would love this! Thank you for the idea and your honestly surrounding depression. X

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  12. What a great idea! I didn't really do any sensory activities (intentionally, anyway!) with O when he was little... Always time for this baby! x

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  13. Well done on coming up with such a great task! I love see how happy they are with such simple tasks.

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  14. What a lovely simple idea that created so much fun. I too suffer badly with depression and when mine is bad I would never be this thoughtful. Beautiful idea, wonderful post xxx

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  15. Awww so cute. I love edible friendly messy play! x

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  16. This is a brilliant activity - so creative. Those hearts look mesmerisingly beautiful.

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  17. What a lovely idea and well done you for finding a way to alleviate some of your feelings by diverting your focus to activities that will benefit you both.

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