1. Make some Ice Cream Sandwich Sharks
Or you could do ladybug ice cream sandwiches. I don't have a post on this since they're pretty self-explanatory. The spots are chocolate chips and the eyes are of the DIY variety. (You can tell by the charming, ah, imperfection of them.) We read the book Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright to go with this.
3. Enjoy some sensory play with Ice Cream Play Dough
4. Create some Curious George Ice Cream Cones
5. Read some Books!
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book): Gerald gets an ice cream cone and spends so long agonizing over whether or not to share it with Piggie that it melts. Understandably upset about this, Gerald feels that he's blown it. Fortunately, Piggie comes along with just the thing.
Simply Delicious!: A father buys a "double-dip-chocolate-chip-and-cherry ice cream with rainbow twinkles and chopped nut sprinkles" for his son. He must ride his bike home to deliver it, so he decides to take a shortcut through the jungle. One by one, different animals spot the ice cream cone and chase Mr. Minky, who cleverly avoids them. By the time he's safely home there is a string of animals following including butterflies, a toucan, a spider monkey, a tiger and a crocodile. But now the animals are so hungry, they turn on each other!
Spike and Cubby's Ice Cream Island Adventure: Spike and Cubby are two dogs that work together to write books. Spike talks Cubby into a visit to Ice Cream Island for the Spumoni Baloney Grande. Unfortunately, getting to the island proves to be a challenge and Spike and Cubby brave a terrible storm before they get their reward!
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop: A nonfiction book with facts about ice cream. This was a little long for my preschooler, but he was still interested. Probably better suited for elementary age kids.
Ice Cream Cones for Sale is also a great book for older readers about the debate over who invented the first ice cream cone. A fun mix of fiction and nonfiction, this book has wonderful illustrations, humor, and a mystery.