We had so much fun with our ice Legos! The possibilities are endless, but I will share a few of the things we did with our ice Legos, including using the light table. We hope you will be inspired to make so of your own after you see how awesome these ice Legos are!
Materials for Ice Legos
First, we got our ice Legos ready. It was an easy process.
- 4 disposable plastic cups
- 4 cups of water, divided
- Plastic spoon
- Food coloring in red, blue, green and yellow
- Assorted Lego silicone molds (we used regular lollipop molds, assorted lego sizes mold and the lego people mold)
Steps to Making Ice Legos
1. Add about 1 cup of water in each disposable plastic cup.
2. Add 2 drops of food coloring to each cup. I stuck with the four basic colors (red, blue, yellow and green), but you can make your own mixes.
3. Place molds on a cookie sheet to keep them even and to make it easier to put in the freezer and take out.
4. Pour the colored water into the molds. Put the cookie sheet with the molds in the freezer. Keep them in overnight or until they are completely frozen.
5. Take the ice Legos out of the molds and place in a container or a zipper plastic bag (gallon-sized) and put back in the freezer until you are ready to use them. Remember, they will melt quickly if left out.
Light Table Ice Legos & More for Summer
The very first thing we did with them was place the ice Legos on a light table. Don’t they look amazing?! It was fun listening to my two little ones talk about how cold they are, how they look different when placed on the light table and on their hand and how great it was to build ice Lego cities for the ice Lego people.
They matched the ice Legos by shape, by color and even sorted them and counted them after they sorted them.
The ice Lego people looked so cool standing up straight on the light table surface.
With the ice Legos, they built buildings, towers, bridges and “igloo homes,” as they called them.
They even competed on how long they could hold an ice Lego in their hand without letting go.
Swishing the ice Legos around was the activity that gave them the most giggles and even loud laughs.
Then, we took the ice Legos, the ice Lego people and the ice in the cooler outside and explored them out in the Summer sun. They discovered three things:
1. The ice melts faster in the sun than indoors.
2. They can use the ice Legos to write on the sidewalk.
3. They can EAT the ice Legos!
They really enjoyed these activities. I did, too. It was an epic experience. It was perfect for Summer! My children LOVED it all and were talking about it for days! They are asking me when we are doing it again. 😉 That is always a good sign.
Here are some Lego molds to consider:
Which activity will you try first?
P.S. Thank you to our friends who made it possible! 🙂 We appreciate you!
Here are some more ideas and activities for Summer:
Wet and Wonderful Summer Ideas for Kids | Powerful Mothering
Summer Flower Sensory Bin for Kids | Adventure in a Box
Summer nature art & craft ideas | Messy Little Monster
Summer acts of kindness for kids | Mum in the Mad House
Fantastic Summer Picnic Play Ideas | One Time Through
Color Your Summer: Sidewalk Chalk for Kids | Child Led Life
Low Stress Summer Fun for Kids | Mama Smiles
Awesome Backyard Ideas for Summer | In The Playroom
Summer STEM Activities for Kids | Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Top tips for creating a Summer fairy garden | The Gingerbread House
100 Budget Friendly Summer Activities | Something 2 Offer
5 Amazingly Cool Summer Activities for Little Kids | Peakle Pie
How to Make Awesome Summer Juices for Kids | Witty Hoots
Summer Alphabet Relay Obstacle Course – Mom Inspired Life
Summer Lego Ice Rescue – Multicraftingmummy
27 Simple Summer Science Experiments for Kids | Edventures with Kids
Summer Evenings – Family Fun Ideas with young kids | Rainy Day Mum
Summer Survival Guide For Busy Moms and Toddlers | Words n Needles
Celebrate Summer with Sun Crafts! | Artsy Momma
Summer Fun Activities For Toddlers | Adventures of Adam
35 Beach & Ocean Themed Sensory Play Ideas | Golden Reflections Blog
Planning a Summer Garden for Kids – Mama’s Happy Hive
10 Summer Snacks for Kids to Make – Fun-A-Day!
Watermelon Healthy Summer Treats for Families | Little Bins for Little Hands
Summer Alphabet Activities– Growing Book by Book
Fun with Zoo Animals for Kids – My Bright Firefly
Summer Bubble Fun For Kids – Just Another Mom
Epic Light Table Ice Legos & More for Summer! – The Natural Homeschool
Summer Preschool Activities – Living Life and Learning
Free Summer Printables – Montessori Nature