Number fishing in ice!

The sunshine is here (at least for today!), so my toddler and I are enjoying making the most of it. As well as reading in the sunshine – see my post on my outdoor library – I like to do activities with the kids outside (not least because all associated mess is then left out there!). My toddler is really working on his colours and his numbers – he stops to point out the colour of everything, and tell me what numbers he can see. So this ice fishing game seemed like a great way to combine his two learning interests. I put some ice cubes from the freezer into a small tub, and mixed in some magnetic numbers. I then gave my toddler a magnet wand. He had great fun fishing things out and telling me what colour they were, or what number. I asked him to get me ‘a green number’, or ‘find me a 2’ etc. And yes, he also ate some of the ice!

There was still some ice left when my preschooler returned from preschool, so he had a go too. He insisted that I then freeze the numbers in ice cubes – see my post on excavating ice numbers – so I guess that’s our activity for tomorrow!



Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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