Math for Kindergarten – Count the Ice Cream Scoops

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Lesson plan created by –

Alfred Lewis

Lesson Title Lesson 4 – Count the Ice Cream Scoops!

“Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.”

Materials Needed Printable – Ice Cream Cone and Scoops




Teacher Directions ·       Review numbers 1-10 with students in writing and choral counting

·       Tell students they will be learning about 1-10 and coloring in ice cream scoops

·       Model for students coloring the scoops, cutting a slit in the cone, and pushing the scoops through the slit and then tracing the number 1 in the first scoop

·       Explain that students may select how many scoops to color and push through the slit.

·       Ask students to complete the printable for at least 2-5, or more.

·       Monitor students as they continue.

·       Support students as needed.

Guiding Questions “What is a number?”

“What do numbers help us do?”

“Can you count from 1 to 10?”

“Which number comes first, second, etc.?”

“How many scoops did you color?”

Assessment Monitor student work on printable