Ice Cream Letter Matching Activity

Summer is right around the corner, so it is time to break out all the ice cream themed activities! Since we are spending more time at home right now, I wanted to put together a free activity that you could use with your little ones this summer! We are working on matching uppercase and lowercase letters here at home, so this activity is perfect for our homeschool preschool. I can’t wait to use this activity with my students when we return to school after the summer.

Setting Up Your Sensory Bin

Children love running their fingers through sensory items such as rice, beans, and pom pom balls! To set up this sensory bin, I filled a dish with pom pom balls. They are soft, squishy, and reminded us of ice cream scoops. Then, add in the paper scoops of ice cream from letters A to Z. You can print on cardstock or laminate to help the scoops hold up after several uses.

Playing and Learning

Ice Cream Bin

Cut out the cones and place in a stack. Give your child the sensory bin and cones. Have your child draw a cone and place next to the bin. Then, grab the matching ice cream scoop and place on top of the cone that matches the letter. Keep playing for as long as your child is engaged.

I hope you enjoy using this activity with your child or with students in your classroom. You can grab the activity by filling out this form:

More FREE Ice Cream Activities!

I have teamed up with my friends to bring you even more fun with your little ones! Just click any of the links below to head to their blogs and grab a total of 10 free ice cream activities!

Ice Cream Collage


Color Sorting Summer Sensory Bin // Alleah Maree

Emergent Reader // Sarah Chesworth

Popsicle Number Matching Game // Teach Me Mommy

Ice Cream Addition // Sara J Creations

Addition Boom Cards™ // The Primary Post

Counting Ice Cream // Recipe for Teaching

2D Shapes Playdough Mats // Fairy Poppins

Measurement Cards // Stay at Home Educator

Letter Match Sensory Bin // The Primary Brain

Ice Cream Vowel Sort // Literacy with the Littles

I hope you enjoy the ice cream themed activities this week! You might also enjoy my Alphabet Activities or my Toddler School Ice Cream Unit. Have a wonderful summer with your little ones!


This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. I earn a small commission each time someone makes a purchase through one of my affiliate links, which helps to support The Primary Brain blog. As always, I only recommend products that I love and all ideas shared are my own.