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Number Word and Color Word Ice Cream Spelling Activity

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Summer is just around the corner which means incorporating some new seasonal activities into our lessons! I can’t wait for warmer days and the fun that it brings like 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!

This FREE Number Word and Color Word Ice Cream Spelling Activity makes a fun, hands-on literacy center for Kindergarten!

Number Word & Color Word Ice Cream 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 love to incorporate fun, hands-on activities, like this Number & Color Word Spelling Activity, into our Summer days. It helps encourage recognition and spelling of these words so she can read them without getting frustrated when she encounters them in a book.

We use this activity at home but it is also great for a kindergarten or first grade classroom. It makes a fun morning work activity or literacy center during your reading block!

Laminate all of the ice cream bowls and letters to make this spelling activity durable and reusable.

How to Prep the Ice Cream Spelling Activity

To begin preparing this spelling activity, print and laminate the color and/or number bowls and the ice cream letter cards. Cut them out after laminating.

Choose whether you are going to practice color words or number words or both.

Place the ice cream letter cards face up on the table so the students can see all of the letters clearly.

Place the ice cream letter cards face up on the table so the students can see all of the letters clearly. Put the number and color bowls in a pile or small basket.

Lay out the number and color bowls or put them in a small pile or basket.

How to Play

To begin, students will pick a color or number bowl from the basket 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 of the other number and color bowls until the basket is empty or until time is up!

Pick an ice cream bowl card, identify the number or color, and use the letter cards to spell it out.

Extension Activities

  • Write each word you create on a piece of paper for extra practice.
  • Use letter stamps to stamp the color and number words into play dough.
  • Create a sensory activity by adding sprinkles to a tray and use your finger to write the color and number words in the sprinkles.
Continue with all of the other number and color bowls until the basket is empty or until time is up!

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Ready to practice spelling? Grab your free printable copy of the Number & Color Word Ice Cream Spelling Activity by clicking on the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful resources. this will be my first year teaching kindergarten and these are perfect! Have a blessed evening.

    1. Hi Robin,
      Welcome to kindergarten! You are going to LOVE it! We are so happy you have found our resources helpful. We wish you well on your kindergarten teaching journey!

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