Stars and Stripes Ice Play

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July holiday! Given Trevor’s sensory processing difficulties, we skip the fireworks. But I wanted him to have a fun way to celebrate with a holiday activity he’d enjoy. So since he loves ice play, I made him a Stars and Stripes ice sensory bin.

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I had two ice cube trays that make long ice cubes (I think they’re designed to make ice cubes for narrow-necked water bottles). I froze red-tinted water in one tray and blue-tinted water in the other. I also had a star-shaped ice cube tray. To make the white stars I mixed up some oobleck (also known as goop) and froze that. Trevor normally isn’t a fan of oobleck but he loved the texture of it when it was frozen. He kept calling them “creamy stars”. It was a great red, white, and blue activity!

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At night I set him up with a red, white and blue glow stick bath. Every year we go to a local flea market that is set up just for the 4th of July. We found a pack of red, white, and blue glow sticks there. He had such a great time in his “American bath” as he called it, lol.

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Happy 4th of July from our family to yours!

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