The sweltering temps of long sunny days call for a little ice, ice, baby. Keep your kids busy with any number of awesome and icy adventures, from excavating a LEGO mini-fig to stacking cool and colorful cubes. Wander through our flipbook below to find nine awesome ways to help keep it chill.

Ice LEGO

Saving a LEGO mini-fig or two from a sheet of ice provides an opportunity for both science exploration and imaginary play. We love how Dayna of Lemon Lime Adventures set the stage for an archeological adventure, but you can create any storyline. To find out what kind of container works best for freezing, or what type of materials the kids can use to melt the ice, head over to Lemon Lime AdventuresFor more awesome ways to learn with LEGO, check out Dayna’s contributions to Learn and Play with Bricks.

photo: Dayna Abraham via Lemon Lime Adventures

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Editor’s Note: Please do not leave kids unattended with adult tools and materials. These activities should be experienced with parental supervision at all times. 

How do you and your family keep it cool? Share with us in the comments.

—Gabby Cullen