Inspired by the film we’re all crazy about, and packed with lots of sensory play and a dash of maths, here’s a frozen sensory tub that’s been a big hit with my daughter.
Frozen sensory tub
We started the frozen sensory tub the night before, by filling an ice cube tray with blue and silver glitter…
topping it with plain and blue water (using food colouring), and popping it in the freezer.
The next day we filled a big plastic tub with blue (food-)coloured water, plastic ice gems and our frozen snowflakes from the freezer.
You can easily add a dash maths by including some pots and spoons in a variety of sizes. Without needing to teach, children can explore and discover concepts around size, volume, ratio, counting and measuring, simply by playing with filling and emptying as they enjoy their sensory tub.
The frozen ice snowflakes turned out to be beautiful. As they melt the glitter is released and the water in the sensory tub gets some extra sparkle.
I set the frozen sensory tub out on a towel on the floor. If your children are likely to want to do lots of splashing you might prefer to set this up outdoors, in a paddling pool, or in the bathtub.
My daughter had the Frozen film running in the background as she enjoyed her sensory tub – and she sang along as she played.
More Frozen activities for kids
For more Frozen play ideas you could:
Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.
They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.