Maggie helped me make a giant block of ice filled with smaller, colored ice cubes, shells, and the only water animal toys we had.
An orange alligator, a goose and a duck. Sad, huh?
I gave the kids a squirt bottle of warm water and a salt shaker to try to dig their toys out. They had fun playing and it occupied them for quite a while. Shaking the salt was their favorite part. This is the only action shot I got.
Got the idea for this activity from Counting Coconuts.