I scream; you scream; we all scream for ice cream!
Finally, we are onto the letter “I” and a vehicle I can really appreciate! When it comes to vehicles that start with the letter I, I is for ice cream truck!
To start our ice cream truck fun, I tried my hand at making a little worksheet up for the preschooler, filled with different sized ice cream cones. We talked about the sizes. Then he colored in the ice cream cones. And finally, I asked him to circle all the capital and lower case I’s.
Then we moved on to dishing up some ice cream!
I filled a small container with our largest pom-poms, added a scoop, some plastic bowls from the play kitchen, and a game die.
My preschooler thought this was the perfect ice cream for his little stuffed animal friends!
Before moving on to our big finale, we used the pom-pom ice cream scoops to form capital and lower case letter I.
For our last activity I had a large box set up that I had cut a flap into on the side. I also had some paper plates, our bag of magazine pictures, crayons, construction paper, scissors and glue set out.
The goal? We were going to create our very own ice cream truck!
Right away the preschooler colored the paper plates and glued them on as wheels. He drew on a front window and I helped him spell ice cream to make a sign to stick on top of our truck. Then we hunted through all our magazine pictures to find pictures of ice cream to add to our truck.
Of course someone has to drive and serve the ice cream…. My preschooler thought his dolphin was the perfect fit!
And what fun is an ice cream truck day if you don’t have a little real ice cream to share? I was glad we still had some individual ice cream cups from big sister’s birthday party that we were able to sit on our ledge for dolphin to serve. It wasn’t long before he had a little line of stuffed animals ready to share in the festivities!
If you have your own preschooler who loves vehicles, you may want to check out our other vehicle fun: