Don't Break the Ice is one of my favorite games from childhood that I was excited to share with the boys. The game is simple and fun, with ice blocks that fit into a plastic frame. A polar bear statue sits on a larger block, which can be placed anywhere within the frame. Kids take turns knocking out the blocks until the figurine falls or all the "ice" is knocked out. It's very fun.
Don't Break the Ice is a great physical action game. It does take some time to set up, and impatient parents may have difficulty with the ratio of setup (about a minute) to destruction (about 10 seconds with toddler players). Still, the kids enjoy Don't Break the Ice so much that I don't mind. The boys are starting to help more with the setup process, and soon they will learn to take turns, slow down the play, and strategize. For now, it's just a fun knock-'em out game, and that works too. I'm looking forward to playing Don't Break the Ice with the kids for a long time.
Don't Break the Ice