Freeze almost anything in ice and give a toddler a play hammer. Instant problem to solve! The frozen water balloons where also a great sensory addition. Keep the balloon on and they go squashy as they melt or remove the rubber to reveal a frozen ball. Younger babies love the feel of the objects in the ice.
I think I will try fruit next time.
Creative messy play toddler classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers in Cheltenham.