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Ice Cream Letter Match Activity

Keep your preschoolers learning all summer long with this free printable Ice Cream Letter Match Activity!

With ice cream-shaped letters and links, your pre-readers will be working on learning the ABC’s and fine motor skills in one activity. “Scoop… there it is!” 

Summer Literacy Activity

Through this hands-on activity, your preschoolers will not only practice letter recognition activity, but they will develop their fine motor skills too. 

By connecting the cards together using connect links, your preschoolers will work on their hand and eye coordination, finger muscle strength, and much more.

Learning the ABC's

Getting Ready To Use The Ice Cream Letter Matching Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Capital Letter Ice Cream Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Ice Cream Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Connect Links or Math Links

To get this letter activity ready for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the cards. 

Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use this resource over and over. Then, cut the cards apart and punch holes on all of the black dots. 

Letter Recognition Activity

If your pre-readers have just begun learning the ABC’s, you may want to sort the cards into groups and start with just a few cards. You can then add more as their letter knowledge increases.

Finally, you can store the cards and links in a small box or bag for a no-prep, on-the-go activity.

How To Use The Ice Cream Letter Recognition Activity:

To begin this alphabet activity, your pre-readers will pick a capital letter card and identify the capital letter on it.

Fine Motor Skills

Next, they will sort through the cards to find the matching lowercase letter.

Fine Motor Activity

Your preschoolers will then connect the two cards together using connect links or math links.

Letter Match Activity

Your kids will continue sorting, matching, and connecting the letter cards until they have found all of the capital and lowercase letter pairs.

Letter Matching Activity

This Ice Cream Letter Match Activity is a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers to practice matching letters and develop their fine motor skills!

Can I Do This Activity Without Connect Links?

If you don’t have connect links, you can cut pipe cleaners into pieces that are about 3 inches long. Then, bend the pieces into ovals shapes to create your own links. 

You can also have your children use the letter cards to play a variety of games such as Memory, Go Fish, and many more. 

More Ice Cream Literacy Activities:

If you are looking for more ice cream-themed activity, these picture books and literacy resources are engaging and engaging resources! 

Ice Cream Books for Kids:

Share these picture books with your children this summer before having a sweet treat and doing these themed activities.

Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons

Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Curious George And The Ice Cream Surprise by H. A. Rey

Ice Cream Literacy Resources for Kids:

With these fun ice cream-themed activities, your pre-readers can work on letter matching, beginning sounds, and much more!

Ice Cream Letter Search Activity 

Ice Cream Cutting Practice from 3 Boys and a Dog

Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity

Ice Cream Sequencing Activity from Homeschool Preschool

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This bundle includes fun, hands-on activities that your preschoolers or kindergarteners can use to learn and review concepts.

Click on the picture to learn more about the variety of resources included in this pack!

Download the Summer-Themed Letter Matching Activity:

To get the free printable ice cream letter matching activity, click on the button below and fill out the form with your name and email address.


Friday 25th of August 2023

Thanks for this literacy center!


Wednesday 13th of July 2022


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