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Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity

Making learning fun this summer with this Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity! Phonics activities like this one are a hands-on way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice pre-reading skills.


Summer Literacy Activity

Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity:

After your kids can name the letters of the alphabet, it’s time for them to begin learning the letter sounds.


They will be learning the connection between their oral language to written language. It’s one of the first steps in learning how to read and write! 




Getting Ready To Use The Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Ice Cream Beginning Sound Matches


What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors


Pre-Reading Skills


To get this activity ready for your preschoolers and kindergarteners, click on the button below and fill out the form. Next, download and print the printables.


If you want your kids to reuse this activity, laminate the ice cream scoops and cones. Then, cut all the pieces apart.


You can store this activity in a resealable bag or pencil pouch for a no-prep activity that is easy to set up.


How To Use The Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity:

For this initial sounds activity, your kids will pick an ice cream cone and identify the capital and lowercase letters on it.


Beginning Readers


Next, they will sort through the ice cream scoops to find the one that has a picture that begins with the sound that letter makes. 


Phonics Activity for Beginning Readers


Your pre-readers will continue matching the ice cream cones and scoops until they have matched all the letters and pictures together.


Phonics Activity


If your children are just beginning to learn the letter sounds, start with just a few ice cream cones. You can add more as they become confident identifying the sounds.


Initial Sounds Activity


This free printable Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity is a fun way your pre-readers to practice identifying initial sounds! It’s an engaging and entertaining way to keep your kids learning this summer!


How Can I Extend This Learning Activity?

There are many ways that you can extend this ice cream activity. You can read dessert-themed books like these:

Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons

Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream by Rob Scotton

Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by H. A. Rey 


You can also pair this resource with ice cream activities like this Ice Cream Build a Word Family Game from Homeschool Preschool or this Ice Cream Puff Paint Craft from Crystal and Comp. 

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Beginning Sounds Activity


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