Ice Cream Songs


If your class makes ice cream in a can (which is a great science experiment), this song I made up seems to help pass the time while rolling the can back and forth as well as teach the concept of how ice cream is made.

Ice Cream (to the tune of Skip To My Lou)

Salt melts the ice so that it won’t freeze Salt melts the ice so that it won’t freeze Salt melts the ice so that it won’t freeze But it stays super cold
The super cold helps the milk freeze up
The super cold helps the milk freeze up
The super cold helps the milk freeze up
Freeze up really slow
Slow enough that the air gets trapped
Slow enough that the air gets trapped
Slow enough that the air gets trapped
To make our fluffy ice cream


Ice cream man do you know (child’s name) likes (child chooses flavor) ice cream so. Find some, find some if you can. Thank you, thank you ice cream man.

ex. Ice cream man do you know Emily likes strawberry ice cream so. Find some, find some if you can. Thank you, thank you ice cream man.


I made cut-outs of five different ice cream cones and made up this song to go along with it: “Five Little Ice Cream Cones” Sung to the tune of “5 Little Ducks”: Five little ice cream cones standing in a row, each has a scoop and an ice cream cone, out came the sun and it shown all day, one little ice cream cone melted away… and so on with 4-3-2-1 EnJoY!


My children love the Ice Cream Shop song. The children alternate clapping their hands with their knees while singing:

“Hippy Hop to the ice cream shop to buy an ice cream soda.
Which flavor would you like Child’s Name?”

The child tells the flavor he wants and then the group repeats and claps his choice in syllables. i.e. straw-ber-ry is three claps. The group sings the song again for each child’s turn.


For ease, I copied a white picture of an ice-cream cone, then painted it with watercolors to suit the story. You will need 5 cones separate from scoops, 5 white scoops (vanilla) and one yellow, one red, one pink, one blue and one with a stripe of yellow, red, blue and pink to make rainbow.

As you call the names, let your students come to the flannel board and take the ice cream back to their seat. Great reinforcement of color recognition also.

Ice Cream Flannel Board Story

5 Ice Cream Cones

Five ice cream cones at the ice cream shop But no one wanted to buy them with vanilla on top One little icecream took some time to think He mixed in some bubblegum and turned himself to pink Little Suzie(student)came along And took that yummy ice cream home

Four ice-cream cones at the ice cream shop But no one wanted to buy them with vanilla on top Then one little ice-cream knew what he should do He mixed in some blueberries and turned his flavor to blue Little __________ came along and took that yummy ice-cream home.

3 little ice creams at the ice cream shop But no one wanted to buy them with vanilla on top One little ice cream was a smart little fellow He mixed in some lemonade and turned himself to yellow. Little ___________ came along and took that yummy ice cream home.

2 Little Ice Cream cones at the ice-cream shop But no one wanted to buy them with vanilla on top. One little ice-cream got an idea in his head He mixed in some raspberries and turned his color to red. Little ____________came along and took that yummy ice-cream home.

One little ice-cream at the ice-cream shop But no one wanted to buy it with vanilla on top Alone and sad, he really wanted to go, So he mixed in all the colors and made his shade rainbow!


Ice Cream Rhyme/riddle (to introduce stories or unit on ice cream) put four or five pieces shaped like scoops of ice cream onto a flannel board recite: “There’s something soft and fluffy And icy and cold It’s very nice to look at but much too cold to hold Whether you’re on an outing Or spending time at home You cannot eat this with your hands So we put it on a cone!”

Now place the cone-shape pieces under the ice cream Children should be able to guess what the rhyme is about.


 

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