Everybody Scream for ICE CREAM!!!!!



Activities & Crafts


Rootbeer Float Bingo

Put a new twist on an old game.. print out this bingo card for all the kids to play.

ICE CREAM CONE MAGNETS

Foam Sheets
Magnets (Adhesive one work best)

This is a simple craft that the kids love. You cut the cone shape and a circle for the ice cream cone out of the foam sheets and glue the two together. We took the scraps and a hole punch, and made "sprinkles:. Add a magnet to the back and they have a magnet to take home for the frig.

Ice Cream Cones

Students make ice cream cones by folding brown paper into cone shape. Staple or glue edge of cone. Students then sort pompoms by color. Use ice cream scoops to scoop "ice cream" into cone. Count the number of scoops it takes to fill the cone with one flavor of ice cream
(Example: sort brown, white, and red pompoms. Scoop only red or "strawberry" ice cream into cone. It takes __ scoops to fill cone). Glue squeezed into cone before filling it with pompoms will help hold pompoms in place. Student's cones may be displayed in a decorated cardboard box turned upside down with several small holes (approx. 2") cut into it. Place cones in holes for ice cream cone holder. Students can get creative by helping with decorating box and coming up with a name for their ice cream shop. The name can be displayed on the box.

Ice Cream eating

Give each child a scoop of ice-cream or 2 in a bowl. Have them sit at a table that they fit comfortably at. Make them keep their hands behind their backs and eat the ice-cream with only their mouths! Video tape or take pictures.

Ice Cream Placemat Craft

Construction Paper
Glue
Clear Contact Paper

Start with one big piece of construction paper. Cut an ice cream cone shape or even a bowl shape out of construction paper. Pick out the colors for 3 ice cream scoops. Cut out your scoops of ice cream. Set your cone shapes and circles on the construction paper in the position you want them. Glue them on your large sheet of construction paper.

Don't forget to write your name, date, and age on the back! Cover your placemat with clear contact paper and it will last a long, long time!

Favorite Flavor Voting

On paper plates glue construction paper ice cream cones .... have 3 or 4 ....vanilla. chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, for example....give each child a pinch type clothes pin (we call them voting sticks) and invite them to clip their "voting stick" on their favorite flavor of ice cream.

Ice Cream Handprint

Make an ice cream cone (triple scoop) with a child's handprint. Have the child trace/cut his/her handprint out on three pieces of paper --depending on what flavor of ice cream he/she likes. Then he/she can glue these overlapping and upside down onto a brown ice cream cone-shaped pattern. Make a cone by making a long triangle and rounding the bottom point.

Sensory Table

Get inexpensive tub of ice-cream and scoop into the sensory table. Let the children play in it! Yucky but fun.

Game

Give each child a scoop of ice-cream or 2 in a bowl. Have them sit at a table that they fit comfortably at. Make them keep their hands behind their backs and eat the ice-cream with only their mouths! Video tape or take pictures.

Science

Go out on the sidewalk (on a hot sunny day) bring a plastic bowl, metal pie tin and a glass dish. Put one spoonful of ice-cream on each and on directly on the sidewalk (or black top). What will melt first, second, third. . . why do you think we got the results that we did? If the ice-cream is different colors will it make a difference?

Art:

Glue a large triangle (the cone) on a piece of paper and finger-paint the ice-cream scoop. Fun twist: Instead of using paint use REAL ice-cream to paint with!