Ice Cream Math Activity

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Updated on May 14, 2013

Ice cream might be fun and yummy to eat, but it can also be used as a treat that will get your child excited about practicing important math concepts! In this activity your child will build ice cream cones as she practices her counting skills. 

What You Need:

  • Large piece of white paper
  • Brown construction paper
  • Construction paper of different colors
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Marker

What You Do:

  1. Cut 9 small ice cream cones out of the brown paper. They should be small enough to all fit on the white paper. 
  2. Cut out 45 circles that are small enough to fit on the cones. 
  3. Number the cones 1 through 9 with the marker. 
  4. Glue the cones in numerical order on the white paper. 
  5. Help your child glue the correct number of "scoops" of ice cream on top of the cones. 

When your child is done, she will have counted to 9 and created a group of colorful ice cream cones that visual represents each number. You can celebrate afterwards with real ice cream or frozen yogurt. 

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