Inside: Teach your child the letters of the alphabet in a simple, practical and engaging way with this ice cream letter recognition game. These are part of the ultimate printable activities for kids collection.
Most of the time, we moms tend to over complicate things.
You know what I mean.
We develop a grand system of rewards for potty training our kids. We decide to make the fanciest meal we can find for our very first Thanksgiving meal we host. We buy 10 apps to help teach our kids their name.
I’m absolutely guilty of this.
For some reason, my mind thinks, the more complex it is, the better it must be.
But it’s almost always wrong!
Time after time, the things that work out the best are the simplest things.
Now that I’m beginning to teach my younger guy the alphabet I’ve come to realize this even more. He has half the attention span of his older brother which means a couple things:
- Our activity must be fun and engaging
- The simpler the activity is, the more he likes it
So, with that in mind, I set out to create a simple letter recognition game to help him learn the ABCs.
Ice Cream Letter Recognition Game
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The premise of this ABC game is simple: match up the lowercase and uppercase ice cream scoops to the corresponding ice cream cone.
You only need a few materials to prep for this activity including:
- Scissors (these ones are my favorite because they don’t make my hand tired)
- Color copy digital cover paper (or card stock)
- Laminator (optional but increases durability)
- Laminating sheets (optional)
- Ice Cream ABC Recognition Game
How To Play Ice Cream ABC Game
First, print out all the sheets in the printable pack. Cut out the ice cream scoops and cones (I like to do this while watching my favorite show at night).
The number of alphabet ice cream sets you give to your child will depend on how familiar your child is with the alphabet.
If they are just beginning to learn the alphabet, I would only give them a few letters to start.
Then, as time goes by and they become familiar with more letters you can give them more ice cream sets.
With my toddler that is unfamiliar with the alphabet, I only give him the first three letters (A, B, and C) so he doesn’t get overwhelmed and frustrated.
Eventually, once he can not only match them but he can also name each letter, I’ll gradually give him more sets to try.
He’s already enjoying this activity because he loves ice cream (what kid doesn’t?!), so I’m hoping it won’t be long now before he knows all the letters of the alphabet.
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