ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Play To Learn: Break The Ice!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Play To Learn: Break The Ice!

Welcome to this week’s Play To Learn series! Today we’re having fun with Don’t Break the Ice! This game is super fun and a great logical thinking game for little guys.


The object is fairly simple, each player takes turns hammering out one little chunk of ice. The goal is to get your chunk out without dropping the bear through the ice.


They learn to systematically try the ice cubes to see which ones are lose, much like in Jenga. The player to send the bear through the ice loses, but that doesn’t seem to mind any of my kids. They just re-build and start over!


It’s a great way to teach game playing skills, taking turns, patience, and logical thinking. Plus, its just plain fun to hammer out those little chunks of ice!

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  1. I love this game. It was one of my favorites as a child and we recently purchased it for my little one!

  2. nice game .. thanks for the post .. i think it will be fun .. so i must try this ..