Right after a hole is drilled in the ice, you will need to ‘scoop’ out the extra ice chunks.
This is the time where the kids can help if they are along with you. Get them all out!
I have a personal preference, and that is a plastic ice scoop.
If you, or your kids, use a metal one, and they drop it…down it goes.
Yes, this is the voice of experience here.
A plastic one will likely float, so this is why I prefer them.