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Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity

Making learning fun this summer with this free printable Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity!

Phonics activities like this one are a hands-on way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice pre-reading skills including letters and sounds.

It can be used as an independent or small activity if you are teaching summer school or just looking to prevent the summer slide. 

Summer Literacy 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!    Pre-Readers

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:

To get this activity ready for your preschoolers and kindergarteners, fill out the form below.

Next, download and print the printables on white card stock or copy paper.  

Pre-Reading Skills

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!  

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Beginning Sounds Activity

More Summer Literacy Activities:

These summer-themed activities are a fun, hands-on way for your kids to learn and review literacy concepts.

Summer Books for Kids:

Before your kid use this ice cream beginning sounds activity, read these dessert-themed books with them.

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   

Summer Literacy Activities for Kids:

You can pair this ice cream-themed resources with these engaging and entertaining activities too.

Ice Cream Letter Search Activity

Ice Cream Letter Match Activity

Sundae Sequencing Activity

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Download the Ice Cream Initial Sounds Activity:

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Wednesday 13th of July 2022

Great engaging activity!

debbie boothby

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

i love this for summer

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