Pondering Playtime // Flower Ice Tuff Spot

July 26, 2019

Welcome back to Pondering Playtime, my fortnightly series where I share a fun play and learning activity. This week, I set up a cooling flower ice activity in the tuff spot after seeing this Instagram post by Leslie, at Messy Blog UK.

Flower Ice Tuff Spot – Set Up

Leslie has kindly given me permission to use her Instagram post to illustrate how to prepare this activity, so do click through the images below. For our tuff spot, I collected some fallen petals, daisies, dandelions and lavender from our garden, and put them into two ice cube trays. I also took cuttings from my herbs and put them into plastic cups. I added water to all of my containers, then popped them in the freezer overnight.

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To set up the actual tuff spot, I grabbed the play utensils and saucepans from the girls’ play kitchen, and put them into the tuff spot along with the ice. Then, we let the girls play!

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Flower Ice Tuff Spot – What the girls thought

I don’t know if it was because the ice was so refreshing on such a hot day yesterday, but M absolutely loved this tuff spot, and even asked for more ice later in the day.

Both girls enjoyed putting the flowery ice cubes into the saucepans and sniffing at the herbs as they melted. Of course, it was also fun to splash the water as the ice melted!

Matthew is on holiday now, too, so the children made the most of having their daddy around to play with too. This activity was ideal for cooling down on such a hot day!


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