J has been taking lots of lukewarm baths this week due to him having a fever. I thought I would try to add some more fun to the bathtub since he was feeling so sicky. So, I made colored ice cubes!
I actually don’t have ice cube trays…weird huh? So, I used my mini muffin tins. The cubes came out looking almost like tablets.
They start melting and giving off color as soon as they hit the warm bath water.
I’ve been talking a lot with J about hot and cold lately, so this was a good way to bring in that lesson. It’s also a neat science experiment to talk about the properties of water with preschool and school aged kids, and of course discussing colors!
I was a bit worried about the water getting too cool, but I didn’t notice the temperature change too much.
Has anyone else tried this? Any other bath time activities you’ve done with your kids?
That was a fun idea. I’ve bought those bath fizzies before but they are so expensive for how many you get. I’ll have to try make some of these. The kiddo’s would love it. thanks for Sharing.
How fun!! Thank you so much for sharing at Crafty Moms Share this week.
Aimee from Classified: Mom
What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase
Laura @Art For Little Hands
I haven’t tried that, but I want to now! What a really cute idea. I like how bright the colors were as well. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.
Brooke @ Let Kids Create
What a great way to make a luke warm bath fun. That can be hard for us when one of the kids has a fever. I need to try this next time. Maybe I should make sure to have some on hand. thanks for sharing it with us on Monday Madness.
Jenn @ Jenn Likes It
I love the idea. Does the color affect the skin at all? I’m wondering how my little boy with excema would respond to it.
Hey Jenn…I don’t have an email for you and I can’t respond to the one that was sent to me. I hope that you check back to get your answer.
The color did not affect his skin. It did dye mine a bit because I handled the ice cubes more than he did. The water in the bathtub dilutes the food coloring a lot so it does not stain.
Hope this helps
With my older I did something similar, only I used paper cup and froze an object in the ice and let him play and discover his treasure. He loved it!
I just found your website thru pinterest. I immediately added it to my favorites page. How WONDERFUL everything is! I’m so excited to get a free second and browse it all 🙂 I’m also in Texas, and always looking for fun things to do inside to keep out of this heat!
Thank you Taneika! So very glad that you like the blog. Yes, the Texas heat is unlike anything else out there! Hope you and your kiddos stay cool this summer. This activity can help with that!
Ah, SO AWESOME!!!!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler
We have ice cube trays, but I still want to try them in muffin tins anyway! I think my 4-year-old will get a kick out of them being a different shape! Thanks for the great idea!
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