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Looking for a way to keep kids busy and cool this summer? Try this ice excavation activity. It just takes a little prep to freeze the Lego Mini figures completely. I’ve seen this activity online many times, with various different types of toys inside the ice.
*No Lego Men Were Harmed in the Making of This Post
So when my oldest started getting into Star Wars and kept talking about Han Solo being trapped in the carbonite, I thought of this activity to help him rescue him. Instead of Han Solo- we froze a bunch of Lego Minifigures. ￼
If you want to involve your kids in seeing how water freezes, you can have them place the minis in the ice cube trays and cover them with water.
My kids thought that part was neat, BUT were really really impatient waiting for them to freeze completely, so most of the ice cubes were still half water when we did the activity. It’s probably better to put them in the freezer ahead of time and then surprise them. ￼
Don’t tell your kids how to get the Lego Men out of the ice either. Let them try to figure it out on their own. My 5 year old decided to use his mouth to melt the ice. Ha! At least he was occupied and got a cool treat.
More Posts in our Fun with Lego Series:
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- Simple Lego Construction Site Invitation to Play
Don’t Forget to check out my Lego Board on Pinterest too! Lots of fun there.
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