Read details about more than 13 ICE CREAM Literacy & Math Centers for summer during your birthday or restaurant theme in the descriptions below. Photos of the activities in action can be found above, where you can see some of the variations included in these printable learning centers.
Each learning center includes detailed descriptions of the activity and how to play!
Ice Cream Vocab & Write the Room – 10 ice cream treat themed vocabulary word cards are included in both uppercase and lowercase versions. Use the cards in your writing area, during science, or along with circle time. There are 3 Write the Room recording papers (trace uppercase words, trace lowercase words, write the words on your own) and Color the Room recording sheets included to differentiate instruction.
Ice Cream Emergent Readers – 2 levels of readers included
“Ice Cream” – includes repetition, sight words, predictable words, and themed words. Includes 2 pages per piece of paper to make copying and assembling books super simple!
“Ice Cream” (mini) – 3 words per mini page with use of the repetitive use of “ice cream” in the reader. In this mini book, the entire reader is printed on one page. Practice the predictable words with clues from the pictures.
Ice Cream Letter & Sight Word Play Dough Mats – Pick an ice cream scoop card and identify the later or sight word on it. Use play dough to form uppercase and lowercase letters and sight words on the play dough mats (2 included). Includes alphabet letters and first 75 Fry Words.
Ice Cream Treat Alphabet Puzzles – Match the uppercase and lowercase letters on the ice cream treat puzzles correctly. Choose 8 letters to write on the included recording sheet for letter writing practice.
Building CVC Ice Cream Scoops – Choose an ice cream bowl and identify the CVC word picture on it. There are 2 sets of bowls – with the word spelled on them and without – to use with different levels groups. Use the ice cream scoop letter cards to build the CVC word by adding the scoops to the bowl.
Alphabet Ice Cream Clip Cards – Choose an alphabet clip card and identify the letter on the ice cream cone. Choose the matching letter from the 3 letters listed on the side of the card and clip it with a clothespin. Three sets of clip cards are included to choose from. Match uppercase to uppercase, lowercase to lowercase, or lowercase to uppercase letters.
Alphabet & Initial Sound Scoops – Choose an ice cream scoop and identify the uppercase letter, lowercase letter, or the initial sound of the picture on it. Find the matching letter on the recording sheet and color it in with a crayon or dot it with a BINGO dotter.
10 & 20 Frame Ice Cream Match – Pick an ice cream scoop 10 or 20 frame card and identify the number. Match it to the correct number on the ice cream cone. Use the recording sheets for reinforced number practice by filling in the 10 or 20 frames with the correct amount of dots.
Ice Cream Roll & Color – Read and color the color words at the top of the page under each die. Roll a die, identify the number of dots shown, and then choose an ice cream cone on the recording sheet to color in the correct color. Roll again and color in another ice cream cone until all of the ice cream cones are colored in.
Ice Cream Count & Add Cards – Pick a math card. Use buttons or pom poms to add ice cream scoops to the cones. Use the first number in the addition sentence to add that amount of ice cream scoops to the first cone and the second number to add that amount to the second cone. Count the total number of ice cream scoops to find the answer. Use number magnets or dry erase markers to fill in the answer in the addition sentence.
Ice Cream Cone Number Sort 1-10 – Place the ice cream cones on the table. Identify the number word on the cone. Find the scoops that have the same number shown as a numeral, on dice, and with tally marks. Add the scoops to the ice cream cone. Continue to sort through the scoops until all ice cream cones have 3 scoops each.
Ice Cream Shape Puzzles – Put each ice cream scoop shape puzzle together correctly and identify the shape. Find the matching ice cream shape on the recording sheet and color it in.
Sweet Treat Number Tracing Cards – Choose a number card 1-20 to trace the number and number word on the card with a dry erase marker. Practice correct number formation and number word spelling. Use all number 1-20 or just 1-10 for beginners.
The sweet learning doesn’t have to stop here though!
The ICE CREAM Fine Motor Busy Bins pair perfectly with these literacy & math centers!
You can find the entire list of the themes that will be included in the Fine Motor Busy Bins Bundle!