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Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

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This frozen animal rescue activity is a fun way for kids to practice their fine motor skills. They will have blast saving the rubber duckies from the ice blocks to take a bath!

We love a good fine motor activity for kids and using frozen water play is always a hit too! Kids will adore this frozen animal rescue featuring saving tiny rubber duckies so they could take a bath in a tiny bathtub! 

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

What do you need to set up this frozen animal rescue?

You’ll need small toy rubber ducks, water, blue food coloring (optional), jumbo colorful eyedropper, a container (this small bathtub was just perfect!) and a silicone mold or ice cube tray to freeze the ducks. Optionally you could add salt to the ice blocks to help them melt faster, too. 

We tested this with small and large ice cube trays and definitely preferred the larger ones that created more of an ice block and longer playing time to melt. 

How do could you extend this rescue animal play? 

Why not stop at ducks? See what other small toy animals you could freeze. Toy figurines like artic animals like we used in our frozen shaving cream play would be perfect like mini penguins. You could also do land animals that are always popular with kids such as dinosaurs!

You could also do this fun activity during bathtime too and then play with the rubber ducks! 

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Rescue the Animal Duck Activity – Materials:

  • ice cube or silicone ice tray
  • small rubber ducks
  • container (we used this fun bathtub)
  • large eyedropper
  • water
  • blue food coloring (optional)
  • salt (optional)

Frozen Animal Rescue Activity

Frozen Animal Rescue Activity

INSTRUCTIONS

Frozen Duck Animal Rescue Activity

Materials

Instructions

  1. Freeze your ducks in ice cube trays. We tried both large and small and found the larger ones were better for creating ice blocks and longer playtime kids could take longer to melt the ice.
  2. Remove when frozen and add to your container.
  3. Add warm water with your eye dropper to the ducks (regular temperature is fine but warm will speed up the melting process). You can add blue food coloring to the water if you'd like.
  4. Continue to melt the ice from the ducks until they are free and floating in the tub!
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