The purpose of this game is to teach students how to match upper and lower case letters. I especially use this center with students who come in to kindergarten knowing only uppercase letters to have them practice matching it to lowercase letters. I also added extra scoops at the bottom with a second set of lower case letters that are written in a different font. This helps with recognizing letters in different types of print. My higher level students actually tried to spell out simple words using the ice cream scoops and cones as well which is a great natural differentiation.
The best part is...its ice cream!! Everyone loves ice cream!