Ice Cream Literacy and Math

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We recently read a cute story called Simply Delicious!  It's about a father who 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 get it to his son, so he decides to take a shortcut through the jungle.  One by one, different jungle animals spot the ice cream cone and chase Mr. Minky, who cleverly avoids them.  By the time he safely delivers the ice cream cone to his son 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!

Since we were reading about ice cream, I cut out a whole bunch of ice cream cones and scoops from scrapbook paper to use for literacy and math practice.

Literacy - Letter Recognition
I glued down a cone for each letter in my kids' names and wrote the letter on the cone and on the scoop so they could match them.  Lainey had the same letters on each, but Drew matched the capital to the lower case letter.

Math - Number Recognition
I glued down four cones and put the numbers 1-4 on each.  Drew glued down the correct number of scoops for each cone.

Math - Patterning
This time I used a long piece of paper and ice cream scoops in two different patterns.  (You could just use different colors, but my son is colorblind so I wanted to focus on the patterns)  I started patterns that he finished.

We had so much fun, we made some ice cream play dough!

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11 comments:

  1. Love this! What kid doesn't want to have some ice cream fun?

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  2. Actually, the correct term is "chromatically challenged."

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  3. So cute! And timely! Everything is more fun with ice cream! But please tell me you have a cricut or something and didn't cut those all out by hand! Great post!

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    1. I don't but I need one soooooo bad!

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  4. So many cute ideas! Love the name idea!!

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  5. These are such great ideas. These will be fun to use in my little preschool.

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  6. I just found your blog through The Girl Creative link up and OH MY! I'm homeschooling a 5 year old (and kind of a 2 year old when he's interested) and your site is giving me a ton of inspiration! I believe that kids learn the most through play at this young age and while we are doing an actual curriculum this year, I've been looking for ways to keep everything playful. I can't wait to devour all your posts!

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  7. Oh, how fun!! What a perfect lesson for National Ice Cream Month. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  8. Cute and educational! I love it. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  9. Followed the feature from This and That Thursday. I'm a fairly new reader and haven't read any archives yet, so missed this one. What a cute idea. Pinning for sure. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the pin and the comment! :)

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