Kids will love reviewing addition to 12 using this oh-so “cool” ice cream activity! Dice and colorful ice cream scoops are the perfect combination for a hands-on addition game students will ask to play again and again.
To get started, we grabbed a few materials:
- ice cream scoop and cone printables (below)
- recording sheet (below)
- pencils and/or markers
- laminator or sheet protectors (optional)
We printed the ice cream scoop and cone pages on cardstock. You may want to laminate the pieces too for extra durability.
Then we cut out 12 scoops and a cone for each math center.
We also printed one record sheet for each child plus a couple of extras in case students wanted to play again.
Note: To make the activity completely reusable, you can place the recording pages in sheet protectors and have students write their answers with a dry erase marker.
Ready to Roll!
Students began by rolling their die, adding that many scoops to their cone, and writing the number on their record sheet.
When they rolled a three, for example, they placed three ice cream scoops on top of the cone and wrote “3” in the first column.
Then they rolled a second time and added that number of scoops onto the cone and record sheet too.
They used the scoops as counters and added up both numbers before recording their answers.
3 + 2 = 5
Students repeated the steps six times until their recording sheet was complete.
If your students need some additional subtraction practice, you can easily modify this activity!
Give the students two dice, and have them subtract the larger number from the smaller one. For example, if they roll a “2” and a “6”, they would place 6 scoops on the cone, and take 2 of those scoops away, leaving only “4” scoops.
We have included a bonus subtraction recording sheet to use if desired!
Grab Your Set
Ready to play?! Click on the blue button below to download your free Ice Cream Roll & Scoop activity and then hop over and snag our ice cream skip counting puzzles too!