"Ice cooking" is a favorite outdoor pastime in this household. Simply place a few containers with ice cubes on a table or even in the grass outside. Add a bit of water, a few spoons, ladles and measuring cups and you're set. This is a great sensorial activity for the youngest of children and a fun science lesson for the older ones. G likes to see how long it takes for the cubes to melt in the sun compared to in the shade, and g prefers to simply mix and pour!
For any newer readers, I use the letter "G" to refer to my 4-year-old and "g" to refer to my 1-year-old.