Math & Literacy Ice Cream Cones!

Summer Math and Literacy Preschool Lesson Plan
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Everyone likes ice cream, right?! Darla and Tracy, teachers and creators of The Preschool Toolbox, designed this cute activity {along with a fantastic free printable} that would be perfect for your spring/summer math and/or literacy center!

Activity Ideas

  • Number v. Letter Discrimination. For younger learners, label two ice cream cones, one with "Numbers" and the other with "Letters". Script a variety of numerals, uppercase letters, and lowercase letters onto the scoops of ice cream and have your kiddos sort the treats onto the correct cone. When finished, count and compare the number on each.
  • Simple Addition. Script a sum onto each ice cream cone. Invite students to use as many of the ice cream scoops that have been labeled with various numerals to make the sum. For example, if the cone displays a "5" students could use any of the following combinations...
    • 3, 2
    • 3, 1, 1
    • 2, 2, 1
    • 2, 1, 1, 1
    • 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
  • Simple Subtraction. Invite your students to use the ice cream scoops scripted with various numerals to create the difference labeled on each ice cream cone.
  • Beginning Letter Sounds. Label each ice cream cone with a focus beginning letter sound. Draw or glue a clip art image of various objects onto the ice cream scoops. Invite you students to sort the objects to their proper beginning sound.

The possibilities are truly endless with this fun summer themed math and literacy activity! Be sure to head on over to The Preschool Toolbox for the download and get busy designing your own educational activity {or tailoring one of these suggestions to meet your students' learning needs}!