Ice Cream Name Recognition with Free Printable

I'm very happy to welcome Mihaela from Best Toys 4 Toddlers! Her blog features tons of awesome activities to keep toddlers busy, learning, creating and playing. Check out her Tot Hacks series for very helpful parenting advice, as well as these free printable learning activities: Little Bo Peep Color Match, Mary Quite Contrary Roll & Build a Flower and Hickory Dickory Dock Number and Color Matching.

Ice Cream My Name

Today we are going with a Summer theme! After all, Summer is almost here! Not sure about your kids but my kids are totally crazy about ice cream! Anything related to ice cream is a total hit in our house. This is why I decided to make this printable name recognition game and give it a very cool name: Ice Cream My Name!

Build an ice cream cone with the letters in your name! Great preschool name recognition activity with free printable ice cream.

You will need to print out our printable ice cream. It’s only one sheet printable and it includes 6 scoops of ice cream and one cone. In case your child’s name has more than 6 letters, just print an additional sheet of the same printable. We laminated our ice cream because in this way we can use it more than once and expand the game to other words, maybe family members or sight words after our toddler learns to spell her own name.

After you have printed it out, write on a cone the complete name using a dry-erase marker. Inside the circles on the ice cream scoops write a single letter from the name. Your toddler’s task is to build her/his name using ice cream scoops to match the name written on the cone.

As I mentioned, you can use the same set to teach your toddler names of other members of your family, sight words or any other word you would like. You will simply use a paper handkerchief to wipe the dry-erase marker and write other words on the cone and letters on ice cream scoops.

Simple and effective! If you add a real ice cream into the game and treat them for a job well done, they will love it!

Meet Mihaela:

Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. Right now she’s thinking how to get her 7 year old to make toys for 2 year old as an idea to bring them closer together. In mean time, you can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sharing playful learning ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.


Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.


  1. This is great ~ My 4 kids will love this , especially since they love ice cream :) Thanks !

    1. Everything with ice cream is a big hit with my kids too! Thanks for stopping by :)