Put a cherry on top please! Today’s activity is all about ice cream sundaes topped with cherries. Students will be having so much learning fun as they scoop up this beginning sound activity.
Beginning Sound Activity
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This beginning sound activity can be done as a whole group, small group, or individual activity. After demonstrating how to do the activity, you could add it to a center/work station.
Materials: Sundae printables (free download below), scissors, laminator (optional)
Preparation: Print, cut, and laminate if desired the sundaes and cherries.
Play: Identify all the images on the sundae glasses. Have students listen and identify the beginning sound they hear.
hamburger /h/, pizza /p/, cookie /k/, taco /t/, nachos /n/, hot dog /h/, pie /p/, cotton candy /k/, doughnut /d/, popcorn /p/, muffin /m/, and bacon /b/
Have students locate the letter cherry associated with representing the sound and add that letter cherry to each sundae.
Printable Sundae Letter Sound Activity
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Ice Cream Read Alouds
Keep the ice cream theme going with these read alouds.
Gorillas and ice cream star in Gorilla Loves Vanilla by Chae Strathie. If an animal ordered an ice cream sundae, what flavor would they like? Perhaps squirmy wormy for chicken. But, what would a gorilla like? And, this one works on rhyming.
Travel around town delivering ice cream in The Little Ice Cream Truck by Margery Cuyler.
Dinosaurs star in Groovy Joe Ice Cream & Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin. Really, what preschooler doesn’t love the combos of dogs, dinosaurs, and ice cream? This one is highly recommended as a whole group read-aloud for circle time. Students will love to join in singing the repetitive chorus. You can listen and watch the Spanish version.