Inspired by the success of Project Earth, we did Project Water with my son. As usual, first we went to the Dollar Store. There we picked up all kinds of water creatures: fish, octopus, turtles, snakes, etc… We also picked up a couple of bright hairy monsters.

ice sensory tub

At home,  we stuck our treasures in a plastic box and covered them with ice. Before we did anything else to this project, my son played with the toys, covered in ice cubes and it amused him greatly. Then, I added water to the box. Attempting to make the thing more sophisticated,  I also added some finger paint.

color water sensory tub

Then we stuck the project in the freezer, overnight. The next morning, my son couldn’t wait to see what happened to Project Water. When he saw that it became Project Ice, he got really interested in its smooth feel and its coldness.

frozen sensory tub

He tried to get the toys out of the frozen tub. He kept using his brain and must have come up with five different ways of how to get the toys out. Eventually, he succeeded and pulled  one of the monsters out. He then preceded to give this monster a “bath” in an icy tub. I’ve never seen him enjoy expensive toys as much!

freeing the monsters from the ice

success! - monster free

When the ice became water again, he played with this project for a few more hours. finally, I dumped the red water out and added the clear water and we froze the thing again. it felt like new to my son! This water/ice box gave us countless hours of play and learning opportunities.

What are some fun/creative things you do with your kids?



About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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4 Responses to Toddler Art and Creativity: Project Water

  1. chelsea says:

    I think that’s a great idea I know my nieces would love that, but I am just curious to what you give you son to use to chip away at the ice that would save for my two young nieces

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