I am so excited to have Katie from Gift of Curiosity guest posting on Housing A Forest today. Did you print the set of Insect Do-A-Dot Printables that she shared with us last time? They are still a favorite around here. This time she is sharing a fun Ice Cream Math game, that I know your little one will love. I absolutely adore her blog, so make sure to stop by Gift of Curiosity and say Hello!
I’m Katie from Gift of Curiosity, and I’m so excited to be back at Housing a Forest to share a fun ice cream math activity I created for my kids – and that you can download for free!
Ice cream and summer are two things that just seem to go together in my mind. As the weather has warmed up, our family has been been making lots of dairy-free banana ice cream to enjoy. Yum! To capitalize on my kids’ love of (banana) ice cream, I created this simple ice cream scoop counting math activity to work on number recognition and counting skills.
Ice cream math activity version 1
The first version of the game requires kids to count the number of dots on each cone and place that number of scoops on top. I made this version because XGirl doesn’t yet recognize her numbers, but she is perfectly capable of counting.
Although this version includes cones with 1 to 10 dots, I started XGirl off with just the first three cones to help her get a feel for the activity and to keep it fun and appropriate for her skill level.
She loved creating her own ice cream cones, and after finishing her three, she asked for more. I hadn’t actually prepared additional cones or scoops for her, but I promised to prepare some more for her at a later time. 🙂
Ice cream math activity version 2
The second version of the ice cream scoop counting math activity includes cones with numbers on them.
The free printable includes cones with numbers 1 through 20, but on this day I gave QBoy only numbers 1 to 5.
He, too, quickly finished his cones and asked for more. 🙂
Having both of my kids ask for more cones with higher numbers means that this activity must have been a big success!
To download your copy of the Ice Cream Scoop Counting Game, click here.
And if you enjoy these printables, I invite you to check out the other printables I have created by visiting my printables page.
Thanks for sharing Katie! Ice cream is a favorite here, and using it to create a fun Math Game is such a great idea! Don’t forget to stop on by Gift of Curiosity and tell her you saw her post on Housing A Forest. We all love comments and I know Katie would love to hear from you:)
Here are a few of my favorite posts from Gift of Curiosity: