This post was contributed by Katie of Gift of Curiosity.
I’m Katie from Gift of Curiosity, and I’m so excited to be guest posting at B-Inspired Mama today to share a simple ice cream theme math game I created for my kids.
An Ice Cream Theme Math Game for Your Preschooler!
With summer now officially upon us, what could be better than ice cream? How about ice cream math? (Okay, so I know that real ice cream is better than ice cream-themed math, but you can’t blame a mom for trying, right?!)
Printable Ice Cream Theme Math Game
This free printable math game includes two versions. The simple version uses one dice and focuses on the numbers 1 through 6. The more advanced version uses two dice and focuses on basic addition of numbers 2 through 12. The advanced version was just perfect for my four-year-old son, QBoy. I presented this tray to him as an invitation to play some ice cream math.
Materials on our Ice Cream Math Game Tray:
- Ice Cream Math Game Printable (the advanced version)
- 16 small glass stones (for marking the numbers)
- 2 jumbo foam dice (easier for young eyes to see than small dice)
Fortunately, QBoy was intrigued by the ice cream theme and wanted to play. He quickly got to work rolling the dice and adding up the numbers. He had no difficulty with the addition, but he struggled a bit with identifying some of the numbers on the board. For example, he kept confusing the 6 and 9, but I noted that he made progress with number identification as we played. Yay!
He and I took turns placing the stones to mark the numbers we had rolled.
And when we finally rolled the last number (a pesky #3), we celebrated!
Download the FREE Printable Ice Cream Theme Math Game HERE!
Plus, find lots more fun learning printables from Gift of Curiosity here.
Katie has worked in the education field for over 12 years, and recently completed her Ph.D. in child and adolescent development. Nonetheless, she finds parenting her two preschool age children to be the best education of all. She blogs at Gift of Curiosity to provide ideas and inspiration for fostering young children’s development, learning, and curiosity.