What kid doesn’t love ice cream? And there’s no way to make summer learning more fun than to learn about dessert, right?
So that’s why I put together a this Ice Cream unit study. Believe it or not, there are actually educational topics related to ice cream, especially chemistry. Of course, you can always make a taste-test graphing activity if you want to include math. (Totally going to do that one, I think.)
Read on to find some fun ice cream books, ice cream activities for kids, and easy ice cream recipes that you can use to make a fun ice cream unit kids will love! And if this unit study is a hit, don’t miss our beach unit study for even more summer fun!
Ice Cream Unit Study
This ice cream unit study is full of neat facts about ice cream history, fun ice cream activities for kids, and cool kids’ books about ice cream that your kids will go “bananas” for!
Ice Cream Notebooking Pages
Start this unit by picking up these free ice cream notebooking pages! They’re perfect for writing down the answers to the questions in the section below. Kids can also use them to write reports or come up with their own ice cream recipes to try!
Just click the image or the link below to get your copy of these free ice cream notebooking pages!
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Ice Cream Facts for Kids
Watch this video featuring facts about ice cream with your kids and see if they can answer the questions below:
2. Which U.S. president was a big fan of ice cream? Answer: George Washington
3. How much money did George Washington spend on ice cream during the summer of 1790? Answer: $200 (worth $5000 today!)
4. Why was the bendy straw invented? Answer: To make drinking milkshakes easier
5. Name one kind of frozen treat served during ancient times. Answer: Ancient Grecians and Persians mixed snow with fruit; Ancient Chinese mixed rice with frozen milk
I had no idea that people have been enjoying frozen treats for so long! Super cool!
Ice Cream Activities for Kids:
After you and the kids learn about the history of ice cream, try some hands-on crafts, learning ideas, and recipes in your ice cream unit study with the following ice cream activities!
1. Ice Cream Shape Sorting Activity – Look! We’re Learning!
2. Ice Cream Math Activity – Fun-A-Day
3. Ice Cream Shop Play – Pre-K Pages
4. Melted Ice Cream Play Dough – Kids Activities Blog
5. Pass the Ice Cream Sharing Activity – Sunny Day Family
6. Ice Cream in a Bag – I Can Teach My Child
7. Ice Cream Dough Science Experiment – Lemon Lime Adventures
8. Ice Cream Letter Sounds Sorting – This Reading Mama
9. Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cone Craft – Crafty Morning
10. Make Ice Cream in a Coffee Can – Coffee Cups and Crayons
11. Ice Cream Number and Ten Frame Matching – Playdough to Plato
12. One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream – Happy Hooligans
13. Ice Cream Do-A-Dot Printables – Gift of Curiosity
14. Ice Cream Beginning Digraph Sort – The Letters of Literacy
15. Ice Cream Pattern Cards – Simply Learning Kids
16. Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes – Frugal Mom Eh
17. Mad Scientist Ice Cream Lab – Left Brain Craft Brain
18. Sense of Sight Ice Cream Color Grading Activity – Gift of Curiosity
19. Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun
20. Ice Cream Count and Match Game – The Measured Mom
21. Ice Cream Blend Puzzles – Playdough to Plato
22. No-Churn Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream – Spaceships and Laser Beams
23. Five Senses Ice Cream Taste Test – No Time for Flashcards
24. Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Play Dough – Kids Activities Blog
25. Painting on Ice Cream – Tinkerlab
Add some reading practice to your ice cream unit study with these super cool ice cream books for kids!
And make your own creamy treats using these super fun cookbooks featuring easy ice cream recipes for kids!
This ice cream unit study is sure to be a big hit with your kids! Don’t forget to stock up on their favorite flavors before you get started!
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