Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? In 1984, President Ronald Reagan actually used a presidential proclamation to give Americans an official reason to celebrate ice cream.
Summer classics like cotton candy, watermelon, and ice cream make it a great time of year to incorporate cool and delicious foods into kid-friendly activities.
If you are looking for fun activities for kids, look no further than your freezer. Keep reading to learn about three fun activities that involve ice cream.
1. Ice Cream Sundae Adventure
If you are looking for fun indoor activities for kids, look no further than the Ice Cream Dice Game to create a surprising ice cream sundae. This activity requires ice cream, plenty of toppings, and a homemade paper die—that you can easily make from an online template.
The die should have different instructions like:
- Add some fruit
- Add whipped cream
- Add lots of sprinkles
At the beginning of the game, everyone should start with one scoop of ice cream in a bowl. Or if you are hosting a party and want to get extra creative, give everyone a cotton candy taco.
Everyone should take turns rolling the die and following the instructions. At the end of the game, everyone should have a surprisingly original sundae that they have to eat.
Similarly, if you are looking for fun adult activities, this game is perfect for the whole family.
2. Ice Cream Science
Ice cream can also be a great tool to teach science—but in a fun and surprising way. For this activity, you’ll need a sunny day, access to a sidewalk, a plastic bowl, metal pie tin, glass dish, and ice cream.
Outside, put one scoop of ice cream into each type of dish. Also, place one scoop directly on the sidewalk.
Ask each kid to guess which scoop will melt first, second, third, etc. Once the ice cream melts in all of the different containers, have everyone discuss the results and figure out the reason behind the different melting speeds.
3. Ice Cream Taste Test
Best for a smaller group of kids, this ice cream game tests everyone’s palate. For this fun activity, you’ll need assorted flavors of ice cream, individual tasting spoons, small cups, crayons or markers, and one recording sheet per child. Using a blindfold is optional—depending on preferences, you can also have everyone close their eyes.
For each round, have everyone taste the ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, etc. with their eyes closed. After each taste test, hide the container and tasting cups and have everyone guess the flavor by taste alone.
It’s a good idea to keep allergies in mind—especially if you a playing with kids outside of your immediate family.
Fun Activities for Kids Involving Ice Cream
Ice cream can be a great source of inspiration for fun activities for kids. In addition to being delicious, it’s also a fun way to teach science and test different senses.
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