This resource contains printables to support an ice cream parlor and an ice cream truck dramatic play center at school. Students can open and close the parlor, choose a flavor of the day, order, buy and sell ice cream cones, banana splits, sundaes, and popsicles. There are opportunities to practice basic math skills and prewriting literacy skills. This resource is designed for preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
To support these dramatic play center printables you will need basic ice cream themed props like an ice cream scoop, cups, tissue paper, spoons, recycled containers for the ice cream and toppings.
What you get:
- Teacher setup instructions
- Tips on how to encourage student contribution
- Vocabulary list
- Ways to introduce the themed center
- Teacher suggestions during play to encourage learning
- Ice cream sign (color and b/w)
- Bunting flags with the letters that spell "Parlor" for decoration
- Decoration sign with ice cream cones
- Open and closed sign
- Ice cream labels: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, orange, lemon and blueberry; ice cream; popsicles
- waffle cone template
- 2 Menu Signs with and without spots to put prices: to sell ice cream, banana split, sundae and popsicles
- Food Labels: chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, caramel syrup, cherries, whip cream, bananas, sprinkles, cones, scoop, small cups, medium cups, large cups, spoons, cups, bowls
- banana template to make paper bananas
- Money - colored with open circles to customize dollar value, black and white too
- Flavor of the Day sign
- Role Badges: Ice Cream Server, Cashier, Customer and Driver
- Ice Cream Order Form - 2 versions: 3 flavors of ice cream (simple basic version), and 8 flavors of ice cream (more complex)
- Banana Split Order Form
- Sundae Order Form
- Ice Cream Truck - in color and b/w
- Blank Templates to encourage student contribution: full sheet, half sheet, and quarter sheet sizes
What makes this extra special:
- Basic math and literacy standards are incorporated.
- All print (signs and labels) use clear, easy to read font
- A few blank editable templates are included to encourage you and your students to make your own props
- The illustrations are engaging - they look like they are out of page of your students’ favorite picture book
Skills developed in this resource:
Language development, social emotional development, cognitive development, physical development
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