“Who has the time to make all of these things on Pinterest? I can barely get dinner made!”
Don’t we all feel like that to some extent? Blogging about kids activities is my job and there’s no way even I could find the time to make half of the activities you can find online, no matter how cool they care.
Busy bags are my one exception. Spending a little bit of time to prep an activity once for kids or a class can do it again and again has always been well worth the effort on my part. We still use ones I made my first year teaching–over 15 years ago! This ice cream cone themed ABC matching busy bags was made a couple of years ago by one of my good friends for our busy bag swap and still has many years of use left in it.
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ABC Matching Ice Cream Cone Busy Bag
Use scissors or a Cricut machine to cut out 26 shapes that look like a scoop of ice cream. Even a circle shape would work for the top part of the ice cream cone. Then cut out 26 triangle shapes for the cones.
Use the marker to write uppercase letters on the cones and lowercase letters on the ice cream scoops. Laminate the pieces for them to last a long time.
If your kids would love an ice cream themed activity but aren’t working on the alphabet or ABC matching just swap the letters for something else. They can match sprinkle dots to numbers or even work on spelling their names.
Ice cream themed activities are fun and motivating for kids year round. Here are 14 more activities with an ice cream spin your kids will love! Pin it below to reference the next time your need a fun ice cream themed idea.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Ice Cream Skip Counting Puzzles // The STEM Laboratory
Ice Cream Bean Bag Tutorial // Sugar Aunts
Ice Cream Felt Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
ABC Ice Cream Matching Busy Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Ice Cream Sundae Money Addition // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Write and Wipe Addition Cards // Playdough to Plato
Ice Cream Counting Playdough Mats // Modern Preschool
Ice Cream Ten Frame Number Match // The Kindergarten Connection
Ice Cream Cup and Ball Game // Adventures of Adam
Ice Cream Pattern Cards // Simply Learning
Ice Cream Money Matching Game // The Simplified Classroom
Build an Ice Cream Sundae | Money Math Practice for Kids // Science Kiddo
Ice Cream Digraph Sort // The Letters of Literacy
Ice Cream Scoop and Balance Game // Play & Learn Everyday
Ice Cream Number Matching Puzzles // Fairy Poppins