Ice Cream Scoop Counting Sensory Activity

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We are knee-deep in summer fun around here but have had a few rainy days. On those afternoons we are searching for fun, seasonal learning activities to keep us busy! Although it is hard to say, this activity is perfect for a little back-to-school prep. In the essence of keeping things festive, we are working on this free Ice Cream Scoop Counting Sensory Activity. Practicing one-to-one correspondence and counting just got a lot more fun, and tasty!

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Grab these free Ice Cream Scoop Counting Sensory Activity printables and have fun counting in a whole new way this summer!

Ice Cream Scoop Counting Sensory Activity

This free printable activity would be perfect as an independent activity for some summer quiet time. It would also be really fun for a tutoring group or a math center activity for when the kids go back to school!

It uses simple supplies and is easy to prep! Simply print out the numbered cones and assorted ice cream scoops (download below), laminate for durability, and cut them out.

For my child, I set out each cone, one through ten, and laid out all the assorted ice cream scoops. We worked together to count the scoops for each cone and she was able to complete it independently.

Her favorite part was picking out which flavors to add to each cone!

To play, I set out each cone, one through ten, and laid out all the assorted ice cream scoops.

Add Some Sensory Fun!

One of my favorite ways to extend any learning activity is to include a sensory piece. We used whipped cream in a plastic plate to work on number writing as we counted. Plastic serving trays work great too! It was such a fun and tasty way to add more engagement to this simple counting activity!

We used whipped cream in a plastic plate to work on number writing as we counted.

This was definitely messy but tied into the sweet ice cream theme perfectly. I recently saw a sensory writing activity using sprinkles, which would be just as fun!

Each time we played we smoothed out the whipped cream to start writing numbers again.

Once we were finished, I smoothed the whipped cream and froze the tray. I was able to thaw the whipped cream at a later time so we could play again. It was a huge hit!

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Are you ready for some sweet counting fun with this easy sensory activity? Get the free printable ice cream counting activity by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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  1. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and resources! The time we save as teachers is precious when you provide them! It is so appreciated !

    1. Hi Julienne,

      We are happy to hear you are enjoying our resources! Thank you for your sweet comments. Enjoy the rest of your school year!

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