Lego Freeze

This activity is easy to prepare and set up and can keep toddlers busy for hours. Sensory activities are great for toddlers. Children love playing with ice and in this post I will show you how to make this sensory activity which is great for a hot summer’s day. You will have to prepare this the day before.

Outdoor ice sensory activity

You will need:

  • a container that can go in the freezer
  • water
  • Lego
  • food coloring (optional)
  • salt
  • spoon/scoops
  • water
  • pipette


Put your Lego into the container (the amount of Lego will depend on the size of your container). Add water and if you want to add food coloring (food coloring can stain). Place your container in the freezer overnight.

Turn your container upside down and release the ice block, it might be easier to place it on a tray. In smaller containers place salt (any kind of salt will work) with some scoops and spoons. You can also add a container of water with a pipette on the side.

Your child can then use the salt and water to melt the ice and free the Lego.

Have fun!

You can also color the salt by adding some food coloring to the salt, mixing it or shaking it and leaving it to dry.

This activity is best done outdoors as once it melts, there will be lots of water to deal with.

Now you know how to set up a simple yet fun sensory activity perfect for toddlers on a hot summer’s day.

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