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Summer Printable Ice Cream Math Game

Nothing says sweet summer time like a refreshing ice cream cone. Today I’m sharing how we pair this delicious dessert with fun story time reads, and an Ice Cream Math Game. Use this fun¬†ice cream math¬† to help preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children to practice counting. Simply print the¬†ice cream printable¬†and you are ready to play and learn some¬†summer math with an¬†ice cream game!

Ice Cream Math Game. Use this fun ice cream math  to help preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children to practice counting. Simply print the ice cream printable and you are ready to play and learn some summer math with an ice cream game!

Ice Cream Math

The great thing about this ice cream math game is that it works with any ice cream themed story. You can pull books right from your shelves for a fun story time. It’s the perfect opportunity to tailor reading levels to each child- something simple for a younger reader, and something more challenging for an older child. I’m sharing two of our favorites that both pair beautifully with¬†ice cream math. Try this¬†ice cream game with preschoolers and kindergartners to practice¬†summer math¬†with an¬†ice cream printable that will make practicing counting fun!

Ice Cream Math Game

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> ____ <<. The ice cream printables pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Let's Read About Ice Cream

Ice Cream for Kids

The photographs in it are by John Williams. It’s a non-fiction look behind the scenes at an ice cream factory. My oldest loves exploring how things work, so this is a great choice for kids with curious minds. The photos are clear, and give kids are great peek at each step along the way. If you’re interested in pairing science with this story time as well, making homemade ice cream in a bag or can would be a perfect extension to¬†Let’s Find Out About Ice Cream.

Yummy Ice Cream Book

Ice Cream Book for Kids

Yummy Ice Cream, a sweet board book about sharing. Anna Walker provided the adorable illustrations. This is one of my toddler’s favorites because it features lovable animal friends sharing a sweet treat. Anna Walker’s artwork is lovable and cute, featuring a panda, owl, and a sheep. The text is straight forward, and provides an effective social story to teach sharing.


Summer Math

What You’ll Need

  1. Printable ice cream cone sheet and die. (Grab yours below!)
  2. Laminating pouches. (Plastic sheet protectors work well also.)
  3. Scissors.
  4. Invisible tape or glue sticks.
  5. Ice cream scoop manipulatives – Pom Poms, buttons, play dough or dry erase markers are great choices.

Ice Cream Game

  1. Print out and laminate an ice cream cone sheet for each child.
  2. Print out pairs of die.
    1. Kids can play alone with their own set, or in a group sharing a set of die and taking turns. It’s a great activity for kids to do independent math practice in a fun way.
  3. Cut out, fold, and assemble the die using tape or glue.
  4. Each child rolls the pair of die twice, noting the colors and numbers each time.
    1. The colored die represents what ‘flavors’ of ice cream to add to their first cone.
    2. The number die represents how many ‘scoops’ of the flavor to add.
  5. Using manipulatives, children can ‘scoop’ the appropriate ice cream onto the cones. This is a great hands on way to reinforce 1-1 counting and basic math.
  6. Kids should add the 2 kinds of ice cream together, and use a dry erase marker to write the total number of scoops on the line under each cone.
  7. When each cone has been added, remove manipulatives and erase are dry erase marker. Kids can easily start again for more fun.
  8. When kids have mastered adding two numbers, you can introduce a third roll to add an extra challenge. Younger siblings or students who aren’t quite ready for addition can simply work on counting by rolling the set of die once. This game is easy to customize for a variety of skills and ages.

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe  Ice Cream Addition Activity  Free Ice Cream Pattern Cards

Ice Cream Activities

If you are looking for more ice cream activities to add to your ice cream theme of summer learning, check these out!

FREE Ice Cream Cone Alphabet Tracing - this is such a fun alphabet activity for preschool and kindergarten age kids to help them practice tracing letters with a fun summer theme #alphabet #preschool #kindergarten    Ice Cream Math Craft Count to 10  

Ice Cream Learning


Ice Cream Story Math

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Kate is a former fashion designer turned (semi-reluctant) stay at home mom. She turned to blogging at Homebound But Hopeful as a creative outlet following the birth of her third son. Kate is a life-long learner and bookworm, working to pass on her love of literature to her children.

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