What is a better way to celebrate the Letter I than some Ice Cream? What better way to enjoy some Ice Cream than to make it yourself? Let’s get this letter I activity under way.
I found this home made Ice Cream Recipe. (I’ll let you head on over there for the detailed recipe.)
I started out by writing the Letter I all over the plastic bags… why not add a little letter recognition into the fun? We put all of the yummy ingredients into a little plastic bag.
Then the little bag went into the big bag… along with a lot of ice… and a little rock salt…
All that was left was a little shake, shake, shake. (It really took less than 5 minutes… I couldn’t believe it!) Do you see the surprise in his face? I live for that look!
Real live ice cream! (We added a little extra sweetness… butterscotch chips.)
Tips: 1. This is messy (and I can handle a mess!) so be ready. I’m thinking this would be a great activity for summer when the kids can run through the sprinklers to rinse off. 2. The kids complained about it being salty… I think next time I’ll wipe the baggies off really good before they eat. 3. Play up the Letter I. Use “I” words while you’re working. Make a game of thinking of an “I” word before each bite!
Check out the Letter I Art Activity.