Monday, April 25, 2011

Melt the Ice Cube

My boys absolutely loved this game!  This would be a great game for outdoors in the summertime . . . although we played indoors in the spring and it was just as fun!

I first saw this game posted on The Activity Mom and knew my boys would have a blast.  The best part is that you probably have everything you need lying around at home!

You will need:
A bowl of water
ice cubes (one for each player)
bowl (one for each player)

Every player gets their own ice cube (or you could share an ice cube to melt).  Players take turns rolling the die and the numbers tell you what to do to melt your ice.  Sometimes you hold it for 10 seconds.

Another number may tell you to blow on your ice for 10 seconds.

And be careful if you roll a two!  Because then you stick it down your shirt!  Brrr!

This was a great combination of sensory activity and science experiment--a definite keeper!


  1. We had so much fun with this game too! =) Thanks for the mention.

  2. What a great game, so simple but guaranteed to produce lots of laughs I am sure :)

  3. It took me a minute to realize that the "die" was referring to dice. At first I was thinking "dye" and trying to figure out how adding dye was going to melt the ice cube. I'm a quick one!

  4. Oh my, what a brilliant game!! And what a great science activity too! I love this. I will so have to put this in my memory bank and have a go when they are a little older!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!


  5. I love this one! My boys will have a blast with it - thanks for sharing :)

  6. Thanks for sharing! We did this at preschool yesterday, the kids loved it, especially throwing it on the floor!

  7. Thanks for sharing this game. My son's birthday party is going to have to be indoors tomorrow thanks to the lovely (NOT) snow and cold we're getting. This will be a whole lot of fun for them (and keeps 9 boys from running through my house, for a moment anyway.)

  8. I love it and can imagine my kids have a lot of fun with this.

  9. That's a great spur of the moment boredom buster. I featured it here:

    Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday! : )

  10. This was one of my favorite activities when I worked with the after school program during the summer! I would love if you linked this up to my Made by Little Hands Monday party!! Your link up is also an entry to a giveaway!! Hope to see you there!
    Have a great day!