If you’re planning an ice cream themed unit, you’ll love these ice cream printables and activities for preschoolers!
Summer time is notorious for the “Summer Slide” in learning, when kids forget what they learned over the school year. Keep your kids engaged in learning, and keep those skills they learned this past school year sharp with these fun ice cream printables and activities!
I’ve divided these preschool ice cream projects into Printables and Activities.
There’s definitely some cross-over as many of the printables are activities, but in general, the printables section contains worksheets, coloring fun, centers learning ideas, quiet activities, and printable items.
The Ice cream activities section has play dough recipes, ice cream craft ideas, and imaginative play ideas.
Let’s start with the Ice Cream Printables for Preschoolers!
Ice Cream Printables for Preschoolers:
1) Ice Cream Letter Match Activity
This fun Ice Cream Letter Match Activity is by Abc’s of Literacy. Grab this free printable to teach letter recognition! Children can match the uppercase letters to the lowercase ones and then connect the two together with a plastic link. What a great way to practice fine motor skills with a fun ice cream themed activity!
2) Ice Cream Themed Alphabet Worksheets
These Ice Cream Themed Alphabet Worksheets are by Simple Living Creative Learning. Kids can trace the letters, color the letter ice cream cone and find the letter on these fun alphabet pages. These ice cream worksheets make learning the alphabet fun!
3) Ice Cream Play Dough Mat
This adorable Ice Cream Play Dough Mat is from my Etsy shop Simply Full of Delight. It’s part of a set of 7 Food themed play dough mats. This fun ice cream themed activity will have your kids creating their own ice cream cones with play dough!
My little ones love creating different colored scoops of ice cream and of course adding a “cherry” on top!
4) Free Printable Popsicle Template
This Free Printable Popsicle Template is by Two Pink Peonies. Kids will love creating their own delicious looking popsicle.
Grab this fun popsicle printable to paint, glitter or color! Any way you decorate it, it’s sure to bring a smile to your cool treat loving kid!
5) Ice Cream Cones Matching Pack
This Ice Cream Cones Matching Pack is by Simple Living Creative Learning. It’s great for teaching colors, numbers, and uppercase & lowercase letter recognition.
This set would make a great quiet learning activity or a fun centers activity. Print out your free set today.
6) Ice Cream Cut and Paste Activities
These Ice Cream Cut and Paste Activities are from my Etsy shop Simply Full of Delight. Your child will enjoy creating their very own ice cream cone creations and popsicles!
Print them on card stock and you can make a durable toy that kids will enjoy on the go. These cool treat printables are part of a food activities set!
7) Ice Cream Count and Color Activity
This Ice Cream Count and Color Activity is by This Tiny Blue House. This free printable teaches counting, sorting, pattern recognition, fine motor skills and more! Kids can use the key to find and color the various ice cream cones in the picture. What a fun ice cream themed learning activity!
8) Ice Cream Upper and Lower Case Letters Matching Game
This Ice Cream Upper and Lower Case Letters Matching Game is by Mombrite. This free printable helps kids learn uppercase and lowercase letters.
Simply print it out, cut and out and let the learning fun begin!
9) Color by Number Ice Cream Printable
This free Color By Number Ice Cream Printable is from my blog Simply Full of Delight. Kids can color the picture using the color and number key provided!
This is part of a set of 3 free summer themed color by number printables. What a fun way to incorporate learning into your summer!
10) Beginning Sounds Ice Cream Activity
This free Beginning Sounds Ice Cream Activity is by Abc’s of Literacy. This activity will help your little ones practice distinguishing which sounds go with each letter. The ice cream theme makes it super engaging for kids. What a great way to keep kids learning in the summer!
11) Ice Cream Letter Puzzles
These Ice Cream Letter Puzzles are from Living Life and Learning. Help your child learn letter recognition with these fun ice cream themed printables. I love the bright colors and how your child will learn uppercase and lower case letters. What a great ice cream printable!
12) Design Your Own Popsicles
These Design Your Own Popsicles are from my Etsy shop Simply Full of Delight. Kids can color their own designs on these blank popsicle templates.
If you print them on cardstock, you can create durable toys for a popsicle stand or ice cream truck imaginative play! These Design Your Own Popsicles are part of the Patriotic Learning Pack.
Now let’s move on to the Ice Cream Activities for Preschoolers!
Ice Cream Activities for Preschoolers:
13) Strawberry Ice Cream Play Dough
Learn how to make Ice Cream Play Dough from The Soccer Mom Blog. Only 2 ingredients make this play dough super simple to make!
It’s taste-safe for little ones and oh so much fun! Your kids will love this easy recipe that looks just like strawberry ice cream!
14) Ice Cream Sprinkle Sensory Activity
The Ice Cream Sprinkle Sensory Activity is by High Chair Chronicles. Kids will love using sprinkles in this super easy activity.
Grab the free printable and a few simple supplies and you will have a fantastic ice cream activity for your preschooler!
15) DIY Popsicle Garland
This DIY Popsicle Garland is by Family Focus Blog. Your kids can create their very own popsicle banner with this craft!
So much creativity and fun will be had with this simple project. You can guarantee your child will be delighted to hang up this piece of art!
16) Ice Cream Craft Pretend Play
This Ice Cream Craft Pretend Play is by Messy Little Monster. Using just a few simple supplies you can set up your very own pretend ice cream shop!
Kids will love this ice cream activity and will enjoy pretending to create their very own ice cream masterpieces.
17) Ice Cream Store Dramatic Play
This Ice Cream Store Dramatic Play idea is by Taming Little Monsters. All you need are a few simple items to make this fun ice cream store for kids!
Your kids will be serving you ice cream for days with this fun imaginative ice cream activity. I’ll take a banana split please!
18) Chocolate Ice Cream Play Dough
This Chocolate Ice Cream Play Dough recipe is from Kids Activities. This homemade play dough is the perfect starting point for ice cream shop imaginative play.
Your little ones will love the smell of this amazing dough! This is truly a multi sensory activity!
19) Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag for Kids
This Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag for Kids is from The Denver Housewife. It’s super easy….only 3 ingredients!
Cooking with your child teaches them to eventually read recipes and follow directions. Making their own homemade ice cream is sure to wow your kids and they’re sure to remember doing this activity for years to come!
20) Ice Cream Playdough: The Best No Cook Playdough
This No Cook Ice Cream Playdough is by Team Cartwright. With just a few simple ingredients you and your child can make this amazing ice cream playdough. Make any color you desire and let the imaginative play begin!
I hope you’ve found some amazing ice cream printables and activities for preschoolers! Be sure to pin these ideas for later!