Friday, July 8, 2011

The Ice Cream King Activities, Traveling Story Time

Ice Cream Theme

We're trying a traveling story time hour this summer.  I've planned a few different outings that will have a go along book and an easy craft or activity.  So far, it's been a lot of fun!

Ice Cream Theme

We did story time at a local ice cream shop yesterday.  While the kids ate some ice. I read them the book,"The Ice Cream King" by Steve Metzger.  This is a book about a boy that goes for ice cream with his mom.  As he tries to decide what to order, he imagines that he is king of his own ice cream land.  It's all very exciting, until he realizes something is missing...

ice cream play dough

Using a standard homemade play dough recipe, I made a batch of "Neapolitan ice cream" to take with us.  After making the dough, I split it into 3 balls.  To make the strawberry ice cream, I added a box of sugar free strawberry jello to one ball and baking cocoa added to another ball made the chocolate ice cream. 

Ice cream Flavors Play Dough

Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate play dough ice cream!

Ice Cream Flavor Play Dough

Little J made an ice cream taco.

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For our craft I made crowns from brown paper bags and cut out scoops of ice cream for the kids to decorate.

Ice cream craft for kids

The Ice Cream King Activities

Jackie at Ready, Set, Read! has a great list of books for various occasions.  Jackie is a reading specialists and I think you will enjoy her blog quite a bit.

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the "Summertime Fun Party".
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22 comments :

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The crown and playdough look like great fun! I love taking field trips to go along with books we have read. I haven't planned one in awhile. We need to do one soon.

Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. This post counts as an enty in the July Edition of the Summer Reading Challenge.

The Adventurer said...

What a great idea to do the play doh:) My kids and I just made homemade ice cream in a bag this week. Super easy to do, check it out here if you like http://lifesadventures-amb.blogspot.com/2011/07/happy-4th-of-july-and-ice-cream.html

Thanks for linking up to the field trip hop:) Help spread the word if you can:)

Christy said...

I love the traveling story time idea. This is a great one. I'll have to look for that book.

Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family said...

Your traveling storytime idea is awesome! And an ice cream shop is my kind of field trip!!!

the little wife said...

What a great way to keep everyone busy and happy! I love idea of field trips. My mom used to "home school" us in the summer (It was usually just a few workbooks) but every Friday we always went on a field trip, and it really gave us something to look forward to.

MaryAnne said...

What a fun idea! This book sounds cute, too =)

martha said...

ooohh..linking up playdough to a book sounds like a great idea. :) hoping over from JDaniel's.

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Love, love, love this idea!!! You inspire me. Keep the ideas coming!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Traveling storytime ... what a fun idea! I think I'll have to try that with my little ones. Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

thanks for linking up! What a cute unit study! I will be looking back here when we do our unit study on ice cream....

Jackie H. said...

oh, thank you so much for the mention!!! I really appreciate it. Great ideas. I am planning an icecream playdate with some friends in 2 weeks. Now I don't have to plan anything. I'll just borrow your ideas. I'll try to blog about it so you can see how ours turned out and I'll link back. Thanks!

The Activity Mom said...

so fun!

4kids, 2 guinea pigs, 1 happy family said...

Great ideas, my little boy is an 'ice-cream king', I'm sure he'd love these ideas.
x

Mom and Kiddo said...

A traveling story time is such a good idea. And this one looks extra yummy.

Raising a Happy Child said...

I love the idea of a traveling story time! We own and love the Ice Cream King too. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

Allie said...

Great ideas! We have been playing and using ice cream real and playdough to learn a lot this summer.

Dawn said...

What a cool idea to have a traveling story hour.
Blessings,
Dawn

April said...

That book looks super cute and all of the fun things you did....your kids must really love you!

Coming thru from Link & Learn

cathy @ nurturestore said...

Stories and play on the go - what a fantastic idea. Mind you, anything that gets me to an ice cream parlour is good in my opinion! I'm inspired to try some travelling stories with my girls this summer.

Bec@littlelucylu said...

Thanks so much for linking this up for Share the Fun Friday last week! I will be featuring it tomorrow! LOVE IT ALL!!!!
I hope you have more FUN to link up with us this week!
~Bec :-)

Jackie H. said...

We made the strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla icecream playdough today and set up our icecream stand. So much fun! Thanks!

Tara from The Magnolia Barn said...

We will have to look into getting that book. I love your ice cream playdough...such a great idea!