Ice Cream Window Counting: A Fun Summer Activity for Kids

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Who doesn’t love ice cream on a warm day? Here we’re taking the sweetness of ice cream and blending it with a fun and educational window Ice Cream counting activity for kids! Get ready to create an Ice Cream Counting Activity using foam sheets cut into the shape of ice cream scoops and cones. With a spray bottle in hand, your little ones will embark on a cool and creative adventure as they stick up the cones and count the corresponding ice cream scoops. So, let’s scoop up the fun and start this delicious learning journey!


Materials Needed:

To create your delightful Ice Cream Counting Activity, gather these simple materials:

  • Colored Foam Sheets (various shades for ice cream scoops and cones)
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker or Sharpie
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Window or Glass Surface

Cool and Count: Setting Up an Ice Cream Counting Activity for Kids!

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Create Ice Cream Scoops and Cones:
    Start by cutting foam sheets into circular shapes for the ice cream scoops. Use various colors to make the scoops look delicious! Next, cut out cone shapes from yellow foam sheets. On each cone, write a different number using a permanent marker or Sharpie. You can customize the numbers based on your child’s counting level, from simple 1-5 to more challenging 1-10.
  1. Set Up the Activity Area:
    Choose a window or glass surface for this interactive activity. Lay a table or sensory tray in front of the window to catch any dripping water. Place the foam ice cream scoops and cones on the table within your child’s reach.
  2. Spray and Stick:
    Hand your child the spray bottle filled with water. Instruct them to lightly wet the window surface, creating a damp area for the foam pieces to stick. Now, let the fun begin! Your child can use the spray bottle to “glue” the foam cones onto the window.

Time to Count

  1. Count and Match:
    Once the cones are up, invite your little one to count the number on each cone. They will then select the corresponding number of foam scoops and stick them onto the cones on the window. As they do this, they’ll engage in a fun counting exercise while developing their fine motor skills.
  2. Play and Repeat:
    Encourage your child to play with the ice cream scoops and cones on the window surface, rearranging them and creating different combinations. The interactive nature of this activity will keep them entertained and eager to count and play again and again.

The Ice Cream Counting Activity is a delightful way to combine the joy of ice cream with the excitement of counting and sensory play. As your child sticks up the foam cones and scoops while engaging in imaginative role-playing, they’ll develop essential math and motor skills. Moreover, the spray bottle adds an element of surprise and adventure to the activity, making it a refreshing and engaging learning experience. So, set up your Ice Cream Counting Sensory Activity and watch as your child scoops up both fun and knowledge while having a blast with their ice cream-themed counting adventure!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is medium.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
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  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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