|One for you, two for me!|
|Where’s the real stuff?|
Ice Cream Scoop
First we need a cone, nice and crunchy.
Then we need some ice cream, sweet and yummy.
Scoop ’em up, stack ’em on, up to the sky.
We love ice cream; my, oh my!
First comes vanilla, cold and sweet.
Then comes chocolate, a delicious treat.
Here’s some strawberry with sprinkles and a cherry too!
A super-duper scooper cone Just for you!
One scoop, two scoops,
Three scoops, four.
We love ice cream Let’s have some more!
Source: Kid ‘n’ Kaboodle
Another day we got out the Play doh and Maddox played ice cream parlor using a mat from This Reading Mama. He didn’t use it too much, but he enjoyed having it there to look at and we talked about the letter ‘I.’
Perhaps the highlight of the week besides reading the book over and over again was using this great printable from The Measured Mom to reinforce counting and number recognition. He really enjoyed how colorful these were and played with it multiple times throughout the week. I’ll definitely be laminating this to extend its life, especially since Jax has such a desire to tear and crunch anything that is paper!
Another activity that took no time to throw together included this great sharing game that increases fine motor skills from Views from a Step Stool. I ended up using small pom poms instead of the water beads because it’s what I had on hand. This was highly useful while cooking dinner one night and everyone was getting under my feet or whining about something. Maddox was distracted for a bit and I got food on the table! I will definitely keep this around for future use as a busy activity for restaurants, doctor’s visits, and other patience testing moments!
This week was a lot of fun! What kinds of activities did you do? Please share in the comments because I love new ideas!