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.

Simple Science

Want to keep it simple? Fill a bowl with cubes and provide tongs, cups, squirters and other kid-safe utensils, then let your kids explore the texture and temperature of ice. For a fantastic list of questions to ask your budding scientists, pop over to Little Bins for Little Hands.

photo: Sarah McClelland via Little Bins for Little Hands


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