Being a mom in the summer is a blast. There is so much to do, and Henry and I have been making the most of our warmer months.
But, sometimes, it’s just necessary to stay home. And last week, I was trying to think up something new for Henry to do without leaving the house. I’m not typically a “Pinterest parent.” I don’t do “school” for Henry and I don’t focus on organized learning. Instead, we do a lot of exploring and talking and singing. We just go with the flow, you know?
But on this day, we had exhausted the toys, the sand table, and the trains by 10:30 a.m. (It’s seriously true.)
It was then I remembered something I had seen somewhere (it had to be Pinterest, right?). Alphabet ice cubes.
This is so simple that I wanted to share.
I added food gel to water and froze it in alphabet ice cube molds. (I bought these at Hobby Lobby earlier in the summer.)
After a couple of hours, I just popped them out into a bowl. They were so fun looking that Henry nearly melted down waiting to get into the tub. (Get it? Melted.)
I put the letters into the bath tub and let Henry play with them as long as he was interested. He was cracking up at the “cold.” Not really interested in the alphabet yet, but that’s okay. It’s like alphabet osmosis going on. Then, we turned on the bath for easy clean up.
I love a craft that cleans up after itself, don’t you?