One of my favorite things to do on a hot summer day is eat ICE CREAM!
Since my students love sweet treats too, these counting puzzles were the perfect way to keep them engaged in math as we count down to summer.
Scroll down to grab your freebie then hop over and scoop up our Cookie Addition for some more sweet math.
To prep the activity, I printed all of the pages on cardstock and laminated them for durability.
Then I cut the puzzles out on the bold lines and down the zig-zag line to separate the pieces.
Ice Cream Counting Puzzles
To start, I decided to play the game with a small group of students.
I sorted all of the ice cream cards into one pile and all of the number cards in a different pile.
Each child took a turn picking an ice cream card from the pile and together we carefully counted the scoops of ice cream (not the cone) on their card.
After we finished counting the ice cream scoops, we searched together to find the correct number.
We played the game until all the matches had been found.
Once we had finished matching all the pieces in our small group, I moved the game over to our independent math stations for future use.
It was a great way to review counting and number recognition, and I just loved that my students wanted to play it over and over again!
Grab Your Download
Ready to try this sweet counting game with your students?
Scroll down and click the blue button to download your copy of the ice cream number match and then hop over and scoop up our Ice Cream Addition Match for more fun.