Entertain the kids in the house or backyard with this fun form of water play that doubles as a terrific simple science activity.
- Fill a clear plastic container with water and add toys, trinkets.
- Freeze the water overnight.
- The next morning remove the ice block and set out some salt shakers, coloured salt (stir in a few drops of food colouring), a bowl of coloured water, and some plastic syringes.
- The object of the activity is for the kids to "free" the toys from the ice by pouring the salt and squirting water from the syringes.