Tuesday we hosted our playdate and darn it, I forgot to take pictures! I froze some small plastic toys in blocks of ice, so the kids could do ice excavation as found here (I love pinterest): http://chasingcheerios.blogspot.com/2011/08/excavating-toys-from-ice.html
This was a good crowd, 7 kids and 4 adults total. We only had one hammer which was the tool of choice for this project. H promptly broke his toys free with a few well placed bangs and was pretty much done with the project, then he passed the hammer on so the other kids could have a shot. I found it to be great fun to watch how each kid handled the project a little differently, some tackling it with more gusto than others, but all remaining engaged. Then we had some free play and pool time. This pool has been a great source of fun for the little ones, I am so glad we got it.