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Ice Cream Task Cards for Preschool Math

These Ice Cream Task Cards for Preschool Math help introduce preschoolers to the concept of addition while having fun with playdough!

FREE Ice Cream Addition Task Cards for Preschool Math - this is such a fun, hands on math activity for preschoolers to practice basic addition within 10 using playdough for summer learning #playdough #addition #preschool

Ice Cream Task Cards for Preschool Math

These free printable addition cards are such a fun way to introduce the concept of adding to things in a gentle, hands on activity perfect for preschool math and kindergarten math! This activity can be done with playdough or using large pom poms!

Introduce preschool addition with this hands on ice cream addition activity using playdough

Preschool Hands-on Math Activities

This activity is a gentle introduction to preschool addition with a hands on ice cream addition activity using playdough! There are lots of extensions depending on your child’s age and interest.

Basically students will use the ice cream cone addition mat as a base to add their playdough ice cream scoops. Then preschoolers will look at one of the ice cream task cards to see what to scoop on the cone. This example shows 1 brown scoop and 1 pink scoop. Students will roll balls of playdough to represent each scoop and stack them on the cone.

Make this activity extra educational by narrating what they are doing using math terms. You have 1 chocolate scoop and are adding 1 strawberry scoop. Now you have 2 scoops altogether. Then pointing the scoops say 1 plus 1 equals 2. You have 2 scoops of ice cream on your cone. Pretty soon your young learner will start carrying on their own narrative using the new vocabulary you have given them.

This preschool summer learning activity makes math fun with a hands on ice cream addition activity.

Preschool Addition

For older preschoolers or kindergartners completing this math activity you can choose to use the simple ice cream task cards or the task cards that show the addition math equation on the side.This preschool summer learning activity makes math fun with a hands on ice cream addition activity.

Extension Activity: 

  • Use the simple addition cards and then once they’ve completed the hands-on activity see if they can find the equation task card that matches their problem
  • Set out the ice cream cone and playdough balls while narrating the equations. Now have students figure out what task card matches the activity.
  • Have students play a matching game to put together the pair of task cards that set out the same equation.

Ice Cream Addition Task Cards Ice Cream Pattern Cards

Ice Cream Printables

If you are looking for more ice cream activities to add to your ice cream theme of summer learning, check these out!

FREE Shape Ice Cream Playdough Mats - super cute hands-on math activity for preschoolers, toddler, and kindergarten age kids to sneak in some summer learning. These playdough mats are free! #preschool #shapes #playdoughmats   FREE Summer Number Worksheets - these free printable math worksheets help preschool and kindergarten age kids practice counting, tracing numbers, measuring, missing numbers, number differentiation, dot to dot, and more; perfect for summer learning! #preschool #summer #mathworksheets Color Sorting Ice Cream Activity - super cute and clever math activity for toddler, preschool and kindergarten age kids to work on color recognition #preschool #kindergarten #colors

Celebrate summer with these adorable, FREE printable Summer Hat Crafts or enjoy these NO PREP Free Summer Number Worksheets for Preschoolers that teach counting, writing numbers, missing numbers, number order, and more with a fun summer twist.

This preschool handson math activity has an addition playdough mat and two different type of task cards to practice addition within 10.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of and where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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