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Ice Cream Sight Words

Children will love these fun ice cream scoops to help them practice spelling simple sight words. This activity includes a free printable and can be used in a variety of ways for younger kiddos just learning their letters to older kiddos who may be practicing rhyming words. Laminate the cards for years of use!

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Scoop it up!

Whether you are using this activity with the ice cream scoop printable to help your students with their own name, or you use this printable for other word recognition games, you’ll love being able to print this for fun and easy word building games in the classroom.

🎉 The Name Game: Sight words might be a bit too advanced for some kiddos so have them practice their name first!

📎Rhyme Time: If your child is acing the sight words, have them find all the rhyming words.

🖍Practice Makes Perfect:  Sight words and practicing spelling their name may be a bit too advanced so let’s start with matching letters first. Print a couple copies of each page and have them find the matches!


For this activity you will need:

Free printable


Learning Outcomes




Phonological awareness


Identifying specific letter sounds and syllables


Step 1:

Print off the free ice cream printable available below.

Step 2:

Have your kiddo practice their fine motor skills and cut out all the ice cream cones and scoops.

Step 3:

Encourage them to stack the scoops above the cones to spell out the words.

⬆️ For older preschoolers:  Encourage them to find the rhyming words and add to them!

⬇️ For younger toddlers: If your younger kiddos are cutting out the letters, they may need some hand over hand help with those wavy shapes!

Playful Questions

Can you find the letters in your name?

How many scoops of ice cream are in the word mouse?

Can you find something around us that starts with this letter?

What letter do I need to change “sun” to “run?”

How many letters are in your name?

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