Sunday, September 18, 2016

REVIEW: Build An Ice Cream Cone



So last week was Stake Conference, which means today I finally got to use my Singing Time Ice Cream activity! It's super simple, especially for people like me who can't draw. Or color. You'll see what I mean.

I introduced the activity by asking the children which season was now upon us. The right answer being "fall/autumn," I then asked what special dessert item was best for the prior season. I received a resounding "ICE CREAM" reply! I had the pieces for this activity already on the board, so that may have given it away, but I'd like to think they were on track with where I was going with my line of questioning anyway.

Let me show you what I came up with:

I drew cutouts of ice cream scoops, a cone, and a cherry-on-top. I colored, laminated, and cut them out. I use itty bitty STRONG magnets (shown above) to keep the cutouts up on the white board during Singing Time. Each scoop is a different color or color(s). Make as many scoops as you need. Here are the directions for the activity:

Each piece of this activity has a song on the back. When a child chooses a piece (cone must be chosen first), he/she gets to come up with a flavor for the piece. It could be simple, like blueberry or white vanilla. It could end up disgusting and weird, as my primary children proved, like "Burps and Farts" and "Cecil."

After the first child names the cone with a "flavor" and the song has been sung, the next child must remember the name of the prior piece in order to pick a new piece, name the next flavor, and sing the corresponding song.

We used this to review "Praise to the Man," "Stand for the Right," and "I Love To See the Temple." Each piece had a different verse. You could include "Child's Choice" or "Wiggle Song" as extra options.

The kids had a blast. Senior primary didn't get too out of hand, and junior primary simply enjoyed building a tall ice cream cone and singing. :)

Let me know your success with this activity!

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