Winter Fun: Day 3

Need a break from the same toys and games you play together every day? We’ve got some ideas to help! Budding archaeologists, treasure hunters and sportsters will have particular fun with these activities.


Rainbow Ice Excavation Tower

To Make the Ice Tower—

What You’ll Need:

  • Items in a Variety of Colors: Foam Pieces, Beads, Necklaces, Etc.
  • Tall Vase Container
  • Water


  1. Separate your items to be frozen by color.
  2. Fill up the vase with ¾ cup of water and place items of one color in the water.
  3. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove vase from freezer and repeat step #2 and #3 for as many times until vase is full/items are used up.
  5. Run water over the outside of the vase to help loosen the ice from the container.
  6. Place the ice tower in a dish/pan and let the kids get started!

This activity is easily adaptable for a variety of ages, interests and attention spans. Instead of a vase, try cupcake, loaf or other shaped pans (silicone molds are great for ice) to create smaller ice shapes/towers. You can also choose what trinkets you’d like to freeze in the ice based on your kids’ interests or the holiday colors.

To Start Excavating—

What You’ll Need:

  • Squeeze Bottles Filled with Water
  • Eyedroppers
  • Salt

Let the kids use a combination of these tools to start melting the ice and removing individual frozen pieces.

If they want to take a break, put the tower back in the freezer for more fun later.

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Pom-Pom Racing

What You’ll Need:

  • Masking Tape
  • Pom-Poms
  • Straws

Lay out two “race tracks” using the masking tape. (You can create more if there is enough space in the room or more kids who want to play.)

Arm the kids with straws and have them race, trying to keep the pom-pom within the lines and reach the finish line first.

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