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Keeping the Kids Busy with an Ice Dig!

Summer days are fun, but they can be long if the kids are bored! Keeping them busy with fun activities outside is a sure way to have happy kids and happy parents 🙂 This summer, I’ve already kept the kids busy with an Ice Dig, twice already. It’s a fun activity that gets them to dig into ice to find treasures, toys, and plastic animals. You can also bring it out for a play date or birthday party!

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Keeping the Kids Busy with and Ice Dig!

Here’s What You Need:

  • Bucket (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • Plastic toys/animals (the ones you have or bought at the Dollar Store)

Here’s What You Do:

  1. Fill the bucket halfway with water, add a few drops of blue food colouring and give it a good stir.
  2. Drop in a few dinos, animals and other plastic toys. Let that freeze for the day. You want to do it in stages, otherwise all the toys will sink to the bottom of the bucket and your dig won’t last long!
  3. Fill up the rest of the bucket with water and add more toys.
  4. Let it freeze overnight and VOILA… a great afternoon of digging!
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Have you ever kept the kids busy with a dig? If yes, what did it consist of? Comment below!

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Together with my hubby, we're working on renovating our 1920's house that we purchased in 2010 in a downtown neighbourhood in Ottawa, ON. The house was in need of mega love, complete with variations of bad wallpaper and peeling vinyl flooring. However, we were up to the challenge. I am the Mommy to a 5 year old, a 2 year old and baby girl who keep me on my toes. My hubby is armed with the tools and is the magic in building my crazy design ideas. In come the realities of renovating, budget, time and kids are things that many of us have to work with. I write about creating beautiful spaces that are everyday friendly, with easy DIYs which then leave room for splurges and I hope to inspire you to do the same.

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