Looking for a fun way to work on color recognition during the summer months?
Invite your toddlers and preschoolers to match the colors of ice cream to make one whole ice cream cone!
For best results copy the activity onto heavy paper (card stock) or laminate. This gives it more durability, especially if you are using it in a classroom setting.
Cut on the dotted lines so that there are 16 halves.
How to play:
Place the ice cream cone halves in a small container on a tray.
Place the tray of card pieces on a table and invite your children to match the halves so that they make a full ice cream cone.
For toddlers, start with just 2 colors (4 halves) and add more when they are ready.
For preschoolers, use all of the colors for more of a challenge.
Have children sit at a table or on the floor. Set aside half of the white, pink, brown, blue, red, yellow, green and purple.
Distribute the remaining cards to the group of children.
Place one of the reserved cards in front of the group and ask them what color it is.
Ask who has the other half to this color?
The child that has that color sets it next to it, creating one whole ice cream cone.
Do this for each of the colors.
More color activities to try:
Preschool Ice Cream Lesson Plans:
These ice cream theme lesson plans include playful reading, math, science, art, and sensory activities for preschool. Perfect for summer!
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