The water table was then filled with the entire contents on our ice cube tray. Since JDaniel’s water table has two sections, I asked him to try to put half the ice on each side. I had brought out an ice cream scoop to use during pretend play, but JDaniel decided that it would be great to scooping ice. It was a little tricky. The ice cubes kept slipping out of the scoop and into the ice tray. Eventually he was able to get ice on one side of the water table. I suggested we just dump the rest of the ice in and he agreed.
Apparently the ice cream parlor only serves great big bowl overflowing with ice cream. JDaniel served me a huge bowl of ice cream. I was afraid it would all topple back into the water table, but it made the short trip across the grass to my folding chair without even a large wobble.
When I bought the shaving cream for this project, I purchased two cans hoping JDaniel would like the activity. He loved this type of sensory play. I think we will be playing the ice cream game again.
Oh! I think children beyond preschool would love it too.