Ice Cream preschool lesson plans
Ice Cream Cones
Precut circle and triangle shapes from various colors of construction paper. Have the children glue the shapes onto another piece of construction paper to make ice cream cones.
Balloon Print Ice Cream Cones
In a pie tin, place 3 to 5 teaspoon sized portions of different colored tempera paint evenly spaced about the area. Inflate a small balloon to a size which will easily fit in the palm of your child's hand. Show your child how to "dip" the balloon in the paint and press firmly onto a piece of paper. Let your child mix the colors, or use one color at a time. This is messy, but the results are wonderful. Use this circle shape as the ice cream. Have the children add a brown triangle to their art for the cone.
Fingerprint Ice Cream Cones
Put a small amount of tempera paint in a small shallow container. (The metal lid of a juice bottle works well) Show your child how to dip his/her finger in the paint and make a fingerprint on a piece of paper. (Alternative: Use a non-toxic ink pad) have your child make several fingerprints in several different colors. After the paint dries, have your child draw triangles on the fingerprints as if they were cones. (Alternative: glue on small brown triangles.)
Ice Cream Chart
Ask the children what their favorite ice cream flavor is. Graph the results of your poll.
Ice Cream Chart 2
Cut circles from brown, white and pink paper. Ask each child whether they like chocolate, strawberry or vanilla ice cream the best. Write the child's name on the corresponding color of circle. Have the child place the circle on a pre-made chart in the appropriate column.
Make Ice Cream
Ingredients for two servings:
1/2 c milk (9white or chocolate)
1 T. sugar
1/4 t vanilla
Place all ingredients into a pint-sized Freezer baggie and seal. In a gallon size Freezer baggie fill 1/2 way with ice and add 6 T. of rock salt on top of ice Place pint size baggie inside gallon size baggie and seal tight! Have the children shake the bags. It will become a solid in about 4 minutes.
Ice Cream Dramatic Play
Have the children pretend to visit an ice cream store such as Baskin Robbins. Supply the children with a box for the freezer, ice cream scoops, pretend ice cream cones and ice cream balls (not necessary), aprons, order pads, cash register, napkins, spoons, cups and pretend money.
How do you like it?
Ask and graph the results to the question: "Do you prefer your ice cream in a bowl or on a cone?"
Ice Cream Memory
Set up memory cards using identical ice cream stickers and index cards.
Ice Cream Sort
Supply the children with many different colored circles. Have the children sort the circles by color.
Ice Cream Sort 2
Supply the children with many different sized circles. Have the children sort the circles by size.
Ice Cream Sort 3
Supply the children with 5 different sized circles. Have the children place the circles in a line from smallest to largest.
Ice Cream Fishing
Tie 3 feet of string to a wooden spoon. Attach a magnet to the end of the string. Cut out 6 small circle shapes from construction paper. Number the circle from 1 to 6. Attach paper clips to the circles. Lay the circles on the floor, spread them out at first. Have the children use the fishing pole to try to catch the circles. Have them try to get a certain number or color.
How many scoops?
Supply the children with 5 triangle shapes (cones) numbered one through five, then 15 different colored circles. Have the children place the appropriate number of scoops on each cone.
How many scoops?
Supply the children with pom-poms. Have a muffin tin with numbers in the bottom of each tin. The child should place the appropriate number of pom-poms (ice cream scoops) into each tin.
Ask each child "If you could create any ice cream flavor what would it be, and what would be in it?" Write down their answers and include in a recipe book for the parents to look over at the sign in area.
Ice Cream Social
Invite the children and parents in for an ice cream social.
Ice Cream Party
Supply the children with ice cream, whipped cream, syrups, food coloring, broken oreo cookies and other items that make ice cream fun. Help each child create his/her own sundae.