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If you’re reading Splat the Cat’s Ice Cream book with your little one, help them practice counting and writing with this free Splat the Cat ice cream book companion.
These free printables are the perfect way to bring the Splat the Cat Ice Cream book to life for your preschoolers. They’ll love counting and writing with these activities, and they’re a great way to get them excited about learning!
These book activities for preschoolers are designed for kids ages 3-5, but they can also be used with kindergarteners. They pair nicely with any story about ice cream!
These free preschool printables require no preparation making them perfect for classroom and homeschool use.
This 10-page printable is designed for use with preschool and kindergarten students, but it can be used with slightly older students who are looking for an activity to pair with this story.
Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream
As summer rolls around, many preschool teachers and homeschool mommas teach about ice cream. If this is you, you should add Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream by Rob Scotton to your lessons.
Kids will join Splat and his class on a field trip to an ice cream factory. Splat can barely sit still during the bus ride. He’s imagining the mountain of ice cream he thinks he’ll get to eat!
But when Splat gets there, that mountain becomes more of an avalanche. It’s up to Splat and his classmates to save the day!
It’s a simple story, but there are so many fun lessons you can pull from it to teach your little ones.
Splat the Cat Read Aloud
If you don’t have a copy of the book in your home or classroom library, you can show this Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream read-aloud video for your students before beginning the activities in this pack.
Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream Activities
Science: Preschoolers can learn about the science of ice cream by making their own homemade version.
First, they will need to choose their favorite flavor of ice cream. Then, they will need to gather some basic ingredients, such as milk, cream, sugar, and flavorings.
Once they have all of their ingredients, they will need to follow a simple recipe to make their ice cream. After the ice cream is made, it will need to be frozen in order to enjoy it.
By making their own ice cream, preschoolers will not only have a delicious treat, but they will also learn about the science behind this popular food.
Five Senses: After making some homemade ice cream (or enjoying their favorite store-bought flavor), have kids use their five senses to discuss it. For example, it tastes fruity, smells like strawberries, sounds slurpy, looks pink, and feels cold.
Rhyming Words: Splat and cat rhyme. Cream and scream rhyme. Can your child pick out more rhyming words from the story?
Splat the Cat Book Buddy
Students ages 3-6 will love diving into this story. These print and go worksheets will help you extend the learning.
Color and Trace: Color the picture and trace the word. There are three of these pages included in the packet.
Handwriting Practice: Trace the letters and words. Then, color the picture.
Dot Marker: Use dot markers to build the letter. Then, color the picture.
Vocabulary: Name the picture. Color it. Then, write the words.
Count and Write: Count the objects in each set. Then, write the numbers on the line.
Color by Number: Use the color code to complete the picture.
Scissor Practice: Color the picture, and cut it out on the dotted line.
Spelling Practice: Children will trace the word. Then, they’ll write it, stamp it, and cut and paste it.
More Splat the Cat Books
Ice Cream Activities for Preschool
If your kids enjoy this ice cream-themed activity pack, be sure to check out the activities below. They’ll make the perfect addition to your summer lessons.
- Ice cream sequencing activity
- No-prep ice cream story dramatic play
- Clothespin ice cream matching game
- Ice cream toppings sensory bin
- Fine motor ice cream cone
This wooden ice cream puzzle will promote hand-eye coordination, develop problem-solving skills and improve matching skills. In addition, it can stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity.
Add some felt ice cream cones to your pretend kitchen. They’re perfect for pretend play. These felt ice cream cones won’t melt and leave a sticky mess. Choose from 4 flavors of ice cream, served on a sugar cone.
The Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream book companion is a fun and interactive way to help children practice reading, writing, and basic math skills.
With its bright illustrations and engaging activities, this picture book is sure to keep young readers entertained while they learn.
Parents who are looking for an enjoyable read for their children should consider adding the Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream book to their library.