Letter of the Week A-Z Series: I is for Ice Cream

Your kids will LOVE all these Letter I Activities with an Ice Cream theme including a printable letter I craft, ice cream math, sensory play,…


Your kids will LOVE all these Letter I Activities with an Ice Cream theme including a printable letter I craft, ice cream math, sensory play, and more!

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Today I’m sharing our I is for Ice Cream activities including letter I sight words, letter I craft, Ice cream sensory play, and an ice cream shop FREE printable for learning and pretend play. 

More activities that goes hand-in-hand (or scoop and scoop) with this Ice Cream Theme is:

Letter I Sight Words (Available to download for FREE at the end of this post)

Ideas for printable:

  • Place word and matching picture out when doing an activity that matches the word
  • Color the cards
  • Read the word together and match the word with the picture
  • Point and name the letters on the card
  • Write the letter of the week on each card
  • Write the word on each card
I Is for Ice Cream
I is for Ice Cream Craft
Objectives: Letter I recognition, creativity


Age Group: Preschool



1.  Cut out the rectangles and glue together to form an I.


2.  Decorate the ice cream cone (we painted ours with water colors) then glue it to the top of the letter I.

Ice Cream Shop Sensory Play

Objectives: Creativity, Fine motor skills, Learn through play

Age Group: Preschool/Tot School

Play dough
Ice cream cones
Puff balls
Play dough tools (Plastic knives, spoons, rolling pins, cookie cutters…)

If you need a play dough, here is our awesome Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe that smells just like ice cream and only needs 2 ingredients.

We used the small side of plastic Easter eggs as ice cream molds. They made the perfect dome shaped play dough ice cream ball.

1.  Set supplies out and let kids play! 🙂

As they played we talked about color, size, shape, and texture. The point was to have fun.

Ice Cream Shop Play & Learn Printable
Objectives: Counting, Patterns, Sorting, Following directions, Creativity


Age Group: Preschool



To Prep the Activity: Print the ice cream scoops on colored paper, print the ice cream cones on brown paper, print the toppers on white paper and then you can color them as desired. I suggest laminating your pieces to keep them good for multiple uses.


Sorting the Scoops
1.  Place an ice cream scoop onto 1-3 cones, then ask child to find the matching scoops and place them on the ice cream.  
Copy the Recipe
1.  Create a one-of-a-kind ice cream treat, and ask child to make the same one. To help with the ability to observe and copy.
Counting the scoops

1.  Place a number in front of the child and ask them to make it. We counted the number of ice cream scoops together and then she placed them on her ice cream cone. By seeing the number and the amount of scoops, this activity helps with quantity concepts.


She loved the ones with lots of scoops which was great because that meant more counting!

Free Play (Great for toddlers too)
1.  Get creative and pretend to be at an ice cream shop. Make your own menu items and play. My son really enjoyed this part. If I would have been thinking, I would have pulled out our cash register to add to the scene. 
 Eventually all this talk of ice cream resulted in us eating some ice cream :). The perfect way to end our I is for Ice Cream day.


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