During the summer months it can be a real challenge to create fun games that you and your kids can play. Sometimes I find it to be challenging to create new games when we have already played so many games. So what can you do? If the weather is really hot there are lots of games that you can play with ice. That’s right ice. Check below to see my top ice inspired games.
If you have young children why not take them on an ice dig. For this project you will need a large bucket, filled with water. If your freezer is not big enough to fit the large bucket use a medium size or smaller sized bucket. Before you place the bucket into the fridge, place a few toys or pieces of candy into the water bucket. Then place in the freezer. To keep the items from falling to the bottom of the ice cube you can fill the bucket halfway, freeze it, than add the items, with more water. This way your items will be buried in the middle. You can then give your children some safe tools they can use to dig for the candy or toys. This is a project that will end up taking them most of the day, an hour or even longer.
A relay race can really be a lot of fun. Especially if it involves ice on a really hot day. So what type of relay race would be a lot of fun with ice. First start by freezing a few ice cubs. Then play ice cube hand off. Basically you run from one side of the yard to the other side with ice in the hands. Run to the other side of the yard and pass the ice cube off into the other persons hand. The ice will start to melt, and since your hands will be warm you don’t have to worry about the ice cube sticking to your hand. You can make the game even more challenging by having the person put their hands above their hand while carrying the ice, and running.
Bobbing for ice
Start by making colored ice cubes. You can do this by adding a few drops of food coloring to the ice cubs that you are making. Then fill a large punch bowl with water, and drop the ice cubes in them. Then after placing their hands behind their back they can try to pick up the ice cubes with their mouth and place them into a cup. Of course to make the game even more challenging you can time them so this will make it even more difficult.
Make an ice building
For this game you can fill a bucket with ice cubes of different sizes. Then you can set up two teams. One team on each side of the table, and then see how quickly they can build an ice house. The first person to finish building their ice house, wins the game.