This post originally appeared on my craft and DIY blog, Sweet Rose Studio, but since it’s a great resource for teachers as well, I’m sharing it here also. I hope you enjoy it!
The hot days of summer make me think of yummy ice cream and with a daughter going into Kindergarten this year, it seemed like the perfect pairing to make a fun math game. I put together this sweet Ice Cream Math Game to share with y’all and, in my opinion, the best part of the whole thing is that there are *three* different ways to play it!
First off, you need to download these files:
Print them onto a nice, thick card stock and cut them around the edges. To make each piece last even longer, I’d recommend laminating them.
1. Number Recognition and Counting
For this part of the activity, have your kiddos stack the correct number of ice cream scoops to correspond to the number on the cone. Easy peasy, right? Younger kids might need help with this the first few times. This is perfect for beginning of the year number sense practice.
2. Color Matching
Each of the cones has a colored circle around the number and I’ve created a corresponding blank scoop of ice cream to match. Even the youngest of learners can complete this activity!
3. Addition Facts
This is the level that my daughter is working at, so of course I had to make these addition facts too! Each cone has coordinating scoops that have all of the addition facts for that particular number. I’ve also built in an easy way for parent helpers or teachers to check the answers: all the scoops for a certain answer are all the same color.
Pretty fun, right? I love that you can use this game for kids as young as two or three all the way through Kindergarten.