This Ice Cream Sprinkles Count is a fun counting activity for preschoolers!
Everything is better with ice cream, right? And this activity is so fun, colorful, engaging, exciting, kids are going to WANT TO LEARN! Not to mention the effortless prep involved for us, parents! I believe learning has to be fun and engaging. Kids have to look forward with excitement to discover new things, learn new subjects, otherwise they won’t have the right mentality in the future and learning will be like a burden for them. And while kids are still small, it’s so easy to engage them and prepare something simple, yet fun for them.
This Ice Cream Sprinkles Count is our new favorite! My daughter loved this (she’s almost 5)! We’re learning to count to larger numbers and this activity has helped her a lot with visually seeing the quantity for each number. You can easily make this for toddlers using smaller numbers, like 1-5 and use the same concept. Keep reading to see what areas of development they’re learning and improving!
You might enjoy these counting activities as well:
Counting Train using Post-It Notes– quick and easy counting activity requiring only a few supplies!
Raining Hearts Counting Activity– super fun counting activity using heart stickers
Pom-pom Counting Caterpillar Activity– colorful, pom-pom count. ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR ACTIVITIES!
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Materials for ice cream sprinkles count activity:
- Easel paper or cardstock
- Kids finger paint
- Colored permanent markers
- Tape for easel paper
If you’re using easel paper, tape a large sheet to the wall. Next draw 5 ice cream cones using the permanent markers and label each one with a number (we’re learning larger numbers now so we did 10-15). Prepare the finger paint.
What is my child learning and improving?
- Numbers (counting, looking at numbers in each cone and visually seeing their count with sprinkles, memorizing and pronouncing each number)
- Fine motor skills (dipping a finger into the finger paint and stamping it onto the ice cream)
- Gross motor skills (if you taped the easel paper to the wall this allows children to stand, thus working on movement of the legs/lower part of the body)
- Cognitive skills (kids are thinking, analyzing each number, comparing, remembering)
Watch this Toddler At Play Number Activity
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