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Ice Cream Letter Search Activity

Make learning “sweet” this summer with this free printable Ice Cream Letter Search Activity.

With summer literacy activities like this one, your kids will work on letter recognition as they search and find the letters on the ice cream scoop.

It’s a fun way for them to work on recognizing letters by their shapes and matching capital and lowercase letters.

Letter Recognition Activity

Letter recognition is an important building block for learning to read. And what better way to learn about letters than through hands-on activities?

When kids can see and touch objects, they are better able to understand the concepts being taught.

In addition, hands-on activities help to keep them engaged and interested in learning.

Letter recognition is an important skill for children to learn and using hands-on activities can help them practice identifying and naming the letters of the alphabet.

Getting Ready to Use the Ice Cream Letter Search Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 2 Ice Cream Lowercase Letter Search Worksheets
  • 1 Ice Cream Lowercase Letter Search Mat
  • 26 Kids Eating Ice CreamCapital Letter Cards

What Else Is Needed:

For a reproducible activity:

For a reusable activity:

To get this letter recognition activity ready for your kids to use, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

After getting the email with the printables, download and print the worksheet or mat that you want to use on copy paper or card stock.

Alphabet Identification Activity

Next, print the letter cards on card stock. Then, cut them apart.

You may also want to laminate the mat and cards if your children are going to reuse this activity.

How to Use the Ice Cream Letter Recognition Activity:

For this letter search activity, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a card and identify the capital letter on it.

Letter Search Activity

Next, they will look for the matching lowercase letter on the worksheet and color it with crayons or mark it with a dot marker.

Find the Letter Activity

If your kids are using the colored worksheet or mat, they can mark the letters by covering them with mini erasers, pom poms, or buttons.

Letter Hunt Activity

They will then continue to select cards and search for the letters on the worksheet or mat until they have found them all.

Letter Find Activity

This Ice Cream Letter Search Activity is a fun way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters this summer.

More Ice Cream Literacy Activities:

To extend this ice cream-themed activity, you can pair it with these picture books and other literacy resources.

Ice Cream Books for Kids:

Read these picture books to your young learners 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 Matching Activity

Ice Cream Beginning Sounds Activity

Ice Cream Tracing Worksheets

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Dive into Literacy with this bundle of engaging and educational activities!

Click on the picture below to learn more about these summer-themed resources!

Download the Ice Cream Letter Find Printables:

To get the printables for this ice cream letter find activity emailed to you, fill out the form below.


Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Great ideas


Friday 10th of June 2022

Great for visual scanning!

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