Indoor Activity For Kids:

Ice cream Sunday quiet bin

I like the idea of making a fun and educational diy toy for my kids that they can play with over and again. In this activity you get to make a cute ice cream felt play set from felt with pompom decorations. Kids build different types of ice cream. You can also ask them to build ice cream with different number of scoops.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Ice cream Sunday quiet bin.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Math activities include counting, patterning, sizes and sorting and can be taught with fun and easy to play games and activities.

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the supplies

Step 2

Cut out the ice cream from the felt. Cut the yarn into smaller pieces.

Step 3

Pack everything into the lunchbox until ready to use

While building, fine motor skills are used to pick up the pieces(those small sprinkles works great on the pincer grip) and creativity in putting together a sundae. One could add an mathematical objective to the game for example: “order” an ice cream sundae with 2 scoops of vanilla and 2 scoops of mint, how many scoops all together?