The primary function of this activity is for learning the alphabet and sounds, mastering the alphabetic principle. I printed it on card stock, wrote the words on the back of the ice-cream scoops so the materials could be self checking, and laminated then cut out the materials.
This is a center to be used for phonics, phonemic awareness, word work, or as a table activity. 26 sundae bowls with a letter of the alphabet on the bowl. Each bowl needs to be matched with three scoops of ice cream, each scoop has a graphic on it that begins with the letter on the bowl. I also use the scoops for Kagan structures such as Quiz Quiz Trade and the center makes a good small group activity.
I usually group letters together by what I will teach each quarter rather than putting all the letters into a center at once. It also makes a good practice tool for remediation and RTI that is more engaging and hands on than a worksheet.
Most of the words are cvc words (not vowels, Q, Y, or Z) to enrich the activity students could attempt to spell the full words and write them on a separate piece of paper.