Hot summer days are coming and the boys and I are always in the market for new front yard adventures. When I spotted this frozen water balloon activity on Pinterest I thought it could be the perfect way to celebrate the first day of sprinkler weather! It's very easy, all you have to do is pop a few tiny toys into a balloon, fill with water and tuck it into the freezer for a perfect sunny day.
I handed the boys some buckets and told them they could try and melt free the GoGo's inside. (I originally thought of freezing dinosaurs and handing them little hammers, but decided against it.) "Oh no! Mr. Freeze is causing havoc with his freeze ray again! He's frozen all these tiny critters!"
(Murrrmmmffffpphhhttt!) "Can you hear them? They're asking you to heeeeeeelp them!"
Smarty pants Romyn figured he would just smash his on the sidewalk. "NOW THEY'RE FREEEEE!" He did still enjoyed melting away all his new "mini icebergs", which was good because I only had room in my freezer for two balloons that day.
We did suffer one little mishap. Or at least I suffered it. I made the mistake of handing Baelin his balloon before I had cut the ice free. For some reason he seemed to think it was just a very cold water balloon (despite my warnings it was frozen.) and tried to burst it against a tree which sent it bouncing onto my foot. (Pretty painful.) Luckily I grabbed it up before he could chuck it at his brother! I will be sure to only hand him balloons filled with air or water in the future. He made it up to me however by blissfully playing with chunks of ice for hours while I read in the sunshine. Frozen balloons are a winner! Next time I'll be making more, and probably adding some food coloring. I'm thinking a pool full of dangerous icebergs will make an excellent front yard summer adventure don't you?
Happy May Day everyone!- Kendra