Polly Pocket Ice Skating Party

Polly Pocket skating party

A basin of frozen water is perfect for a Polly Pocket Ice Skating Party!

Temperatures are falling here, and we awoke today to find a layer of ice over the pond and our bird-bath frozen solid! Score!!  I carefully lifted ice out of the bird-bath and moved it to the deck so the Hooligans could examine it.  As I watched them sliding their fingers over the ice, it occurred to me that this would be the perfect surface on which to hold a  Polly Pocket Ice Skating Party!Polly pocket skating party

I dashed inside to grab our bucket of Polly Pockets.polly pocket skating party

And before we knew it, there was a big old Polly Pocket Skating Party in full swing on our back deck!Polly Pocket ice skating party

It started with just a few Pollys gliding around the ice, but the “rink” was soon loaded up with all the furniture and Polly’s pets.  Polly Pocket ice skating partyPolly Pocket ice skating partyPolly Pocket ice skating party

Look at them all gathered around that little bit of ice!  They played like that for almost 2 hours.Polly Pocket ice skating party

Polly Pocket ice skating partyBy the time we stopped for lunch, the girls had run off to play in the yard, and our little guy excitedly shouted at me to come and see what he had done.Polly Pocket ice skating party

With the ice to himself, he’d created a masterpiece!




  1. says

    I absolutely loved the photos from the Polly Skating Party! What a wonderful and creative idea and the photos were amazing! I am gonna “pocket” this idea for a weekend outdoors with my kiddos :-)


    • happyhooligans says

      Thanks, Maple Mouse Mama! It’s neat when a completely unplanned activity captivates the children like this!

  2. says

    I just found your blog via topblogs.ca and I’m loving it! So sweet. My kids are a bit older but I still need some gentle reminders to do more activities with them. They are so busy with sports and school that I sometimes forget to do the simple things we used to do! I’m looking forward to reading more! Joann

  3. happyhooligans says

    So glad you found us, Joann! How old are your kids? I really miss the days when my own were young enough to do all of these things with. My teenage boys aren’t exactly big crafters now, you know? 😉 There are actually a lot of crafts on my blog that are fine for older children. I often do my own version of what the hooligans are crafting, and I swear I have as much fun as they do!

  4. happyhooligans says

    Lucky you, Joann! I just said to my younger son (12) last night that I wish he loved crafting. He did when he was little. I often think that if I had daughters, we’d sit in my craft room in evening prepping and crafting for my daycare. How fun would that be?!!

    • says

      My son will make things on his own if he is interested in something. For example, he made a dagger out of scraps of wood when he saw his dad making something with wood. And, he has been working on a Minecraft pickaxe because he loves the game so much. I guess it’s like boys and books. They are interested in different topics than girls, that’s for sure. :)

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