Summer is just around the corner. I can’t wait for warmer days and all the fun summer brings, including evenings that end with ice cream sundaes. Yummy! Now this free printable Number Word and Color Word Ice Cream Spelling Activity isn’t as tasty as real ice cream sundaes; however, it is a fun hands-on way for students to practice spelling color and number words as the warmer days get closer.
*Pair with our Summer Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!
Number Word & Color Word Spelling Activity
My five year old daughter is learning to read and loving it. She can easily isolate and blend sounds in words; however, sight words, like color and number words, frustrate her because she cannot sound them out.
We incorporate fun hands-on activities, like this Ice Cream Sundae Number and Color Word Spelling activity, into our day to help encourage recognition and spelling of these words so she can read them when she comes to them in a book.
Prep The Activity
This activity can be used with kindergarten and first grade students. You can use this as a morning work activity or a literacy center during your reading block.
To begin, simply print and laminate the color and/or number bowls and the ice cream letter cards and cut them out.
Choose whether you are going to practice color words or number words or both.
Place the ice cream letter cards in a pile or container and the bowls in another pile.
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How to Play
To begin, students will pick a color or number bowl and lay it down in front of them.
They will identify the number or color on the card and then use the ice cream letters to spell out the color or number word.
Continue with all the other number and color bowls.
- Write each word you create on a piece of paper for extra practice.
- Make some ice cream play dough and use some letter stamps to stamp the color and number words in the play dough.
- Add sprinkles to a tray and use your finger to write the color and number words in the sprinkles.
Grab Your Copy
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Then, hop on over to see our Butterfly Number Word Activity!