It has been extremely HOT outside! Going to the pool, running through the sprinkler, and eating popsicles are all great on days like this but this week I found a new idea on pinterest...freeze a handful of objects/toys in a tub of water. Then when it is frozen take it out in the sun on a hot day. As it melts give your toddler a variety of tools to figure out how they can get the objects/toys out. We had fun with this one!
We started with a couple of metal spoons, a pie server, a toy hammer, and a wooden stick. He had fun chipping the ice away as it melted, but then we moved on to bigger and better...
A real hammer! Once we got that out we quickly broke through. That was an exciting moment. :)
What do you like to do to stay cool on the REALLY HOT days?