Welcome to the Ice Cream Shoppe! This is a fun and interactive pretend play set that was suggested by Sofia, a reader of LCL! We have made quite a few pretend play sets now, and this one is definitely a favorite. I didn’t get many photos of actual play, but we did have a lot of fun with it. My favorite? Mint chocolate chip on a waffle cone, no toppings. Lorelai chose a 3-scoop rainbow flavor with every topping. =)
Directions: For the menu, I recommend printing in color. You can laminate the sheet and use a dry erase marker on it, or you can do what we did – stick it in a plastic sheet protector. I’ve found that it’s easier to remove the dry-erase marker on a sheet protector (vs. laminated sheet).
To play, you can use our “options” package, which is separate cones, ice cream scoops, etc. Have your child color or paint (or use the colored versions!) and assemble and customize as you go through the menu.
ALTERNATIVE: We used playdough to act out and make our ice cream cones. Nothing fancy, just a few basic colors and our imaginations. =)
(Please Note: The printable version is slightly different than the one shown in the photos; I added a banana split & sundae option later, but didn’t want to reprint just for pictures. Enjoy!)
EDIT 8/2/14 – I re-made the ice-cream pack so that everything fit better on the pages, improved graphics, added ice cream tubs, spoons and an ice cream scooper. (PREVIEW PICTURE BELOW) There are also blank ice cream scoops so your child can come up with new flavors. Also, a cute sign for his or her ice cream shop! Enjoy!
I hope you and your children enjoy this Ice Cream Shoppe set. Don’t forget to check out our other sets linked above.