Hot Weather Play

Finding activities for three different aged children in the middle of summer after days of inside play can be challenging. This whole week has been hot, really hot - 45C and above so too hot for us to be outside even in the shade. This activity was the perfect hot weather invitation to play!


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Hot Weather Invitation to Play - the perfect summertime invitation to play outside. Two different small worlds to create at home to encourage children to play outdoors this Summer! Perfect to mixed ages | you clever monkey

This activity does require some prep ahead of time but it's very simple. Just fill as many containers as you can fit in your freezer with water. Leave overnight or longer. 

To play, simply remove the ice blocks from your freezer and add them to a large tub with enough water to make the ice float.

Add your plastic animals (we love our Schleich animals and they have certainly withstood plenty of play) and no-one will be complaining about being hot or want to go inside.


Earlier in the week, we'd been to the beach to play.


Hot Weather Invitation to Play - the perfect summertime invitation to play outside. Two different small worlds to create at home to encourage children to play outdoors this Summer! Perfect to mixed ages | you clever monkey
  
This invitation is equally simple to set up. 

Fill a shallow tub about 3/4 full with beach sand. This lot just came from our sand pit.

Add a jug of coloured water, rocks, glass gems and Happy Land people.

My three children were happy to play in this pretend small world all afternoon!

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3 comments

  1. Ahh they look really inviting. Thanks for joining in the Monday Parenting Pin it Party.

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  2. I love all your sensory play ideas! Think we are going to try the ice play!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Susan :) It was the perfect way to spend a hot day - the kids loved it!

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