Even when your head is flooded with nonstop ideas of your own, you can still draw a blank. This is why I’m ever so grateful for all the sharing that takes place on social media. As you can see, one share leads to another and so on.
A post that popped up on our Facebook feed led us to Crumb Bums and an outdoor activity idea for those very hot soon-to-be summer days. I’m always thrilled when something brilliant comes along that’s also practical and doable with whatever I happen to have available.
So, in the interest of time and rising temperatures, I skipped the food coloring and just froze two animal toys in a suitably sized plastic storage container. I also froze water alone in a large plastic cup and silicone heart-shaped mold. We had toy hammers and the kids took turns trying to free the giraffe and an extinct Dino that I pointed out was stubbornly trapped in the ice age (and reminds me of a platypus, by the way.)
But, if you didn’t have a single toy to freeze, simply chipping away at a block of plain old ice was entertaining enough for them.
Well, this wonderful suggestion is now spinning me in a ton of different directions that I’ll be sure to update once I’ve tried them out next!