Did somebody say ice cream?! This ice cream addition match is sure to be a hit with the mathematicians in your life, as they work to solve addition facts to 10 and build up their fact fluency in a fun, hands-on way. It’s the perfect practice activity for kindergarteners and beginning 1st graders this summer… or anytime!
I was excited to prep this game for my students, because I knew that this ice cream theme would instantly be a hit. (Who doesn’t love ice cream, right?)
To get the game set up, I didn’t need much at all – just enough time to quickly laminate and cut. That’s it!
I laminated the cones and ice cream scoops and then cut them out. I chose to cut them out fully for a more “ice cream” like feel when the scoops were placed with the cones, however there are solid card lines around them as well, so you could keep them as a card match if you prefer to do less cutting.
Once I cut out all 18 of the cone equations and all 18 of the answer scoops, we were ready to play!
Ice Cream Addition to 10
This matching game was a great way for my small group to work on reviewing addition facts to 10. We decided to play it as a cooperative game together, taking turns and helping each other with the equations.
We laid out the scoops face up so that we could see all the answers, and then we stacked the cones in the middle to take turns pulling an equation from the stack.
When someone pulled a scoop, they read their equation, and we all tried to solve it together.
I kept a number line and counting bears on the table in case they needed support since we are still at early stages with addition, and students used them as needed to find the sum.
Once they figured out the sum, children hunted for the answer scoop. “3 plus 3 equals……6!”
They placed the scoop on the cone, and it was the next person’s turn to solve.
We kept pulling cones, solving, and matching them with scoops until all of our ice cream cones had been paired up!
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Are you ready to work on addition facts to 10 with this fun ice cream match, too? Grab your copy of the ice cream addition match by clicking the button below and then hop over and snag our Ice Cream Skip Roll and Scoop game too!