I is for Ice Cream!
Alex is still enjoying our new magnets for the I is for Ice Cream magnet page from Making Learning Fun.
Ice Cream Cone Game – This ice cream cone pattern is on Making Learning Fun’s website. Since Alex knows his numbers, but doesn’t practice counting very often, I decided to make it a counting game. I cut out 6 scoops of ice cream from felt, grabbed a number dice, and we rolled to see how many scoops Alex should put on his cone. Then he “ate” the cone. He was annoyed with the counting, but he loved the pretend eating!
Marble Painting – another printout from Making Learning Fun. We used watered-down finger paint, marbles, and a cake pan to paint our ice cream. Alex later colored the ice cream cone with a brown crayon, and we hung his finished creation on the fridge.
Alex LOVED this book that we found at the library. We’ve probably read it 3 times a day since we got it. Not only is it about ice cream, it’s also about different kinds of trucks. I have a feeling we’ll be checking out this book quite often! (Judging by the price on Amazon, it’s no longer in print?)
Tongs – We’ve finally found tongs that don’t frustrate Alex! He is in LOVE with his Al-gator tongs! He happily transferred cotton balls between the bowls for quite a while!
We made ice cream cone cupcakes. This was a MESSY process, as I tried to let Alex do as much of the work as possible. The finished product was less than beautiful, but the baking was fun. (The first picture in this post was Alex with a finished cupcake.)
Putting up our leprechaun window clings. He kept calling the leprechauns “Santa Claus”. When he does get it right, he calls them “Fepperconns”.
We’re planning to finish out our week with real ice cream on Saturday night! Yum!
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