Free file folder game for preschoolers: Ice Cream Count & Match #1-10

Today I’m sharing an updated version of one of my first printables!  It’s a free file folder game for preschoolers.

ice cream file folder game

To give my youngest son (age three) some practice with one-to-one correspondence and number recognition, I created an updated version of my ice cream game.

It’s nice to be able to keep an activity in a file folder for easy storage and reference!

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When you click the link, you will find two pages of colorful ice cream cones decorated with round sprinkles.  To play, just print all three pages and cut apart the numbers on the last page. If you’d like, laminate the boards and numbers and attach with clear Velcro dots.

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My Three could count all the dots accurately until he got to the ice cream cones with 9 and 10 dots.  For those he needed some help.

Just a few months ago he could only have gotten to three dots, so it’s exciting to see his math ability grow!

Get your free ice cream game HERE.

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Don’t miss the rest of our free math activities! math printables!

 ice cream file folder game square image( This post was originally published 8, 2013).

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  1. Diane H. says

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. I would love to use this for my 3 yr old but I am having trouble downloading. I click on the link & nothing appears. Any troubleshooting ideas?
    Thank you!

  2. Danielle says

    I really appreciate how you give the ages of your children and their abilities. Some of the activities are above my just turned 2 year old’s ability. I love hearing about your 2 year old and where he is at.

    • Anna Geiger says

      I’m glad that including my kids’ ages helpful for you, Danielle! I always appreciate that when I’m reading a teaching blog, too. The funny thing is that since my kids’ ages keep changing (obviously), it can be hard to track which one I’m writing about. This particular two-year-old is almost 5! :)

      • Jocelyne Bridle says

        My son loves ice cream cones, so I think he’ll like this one! I’m looking forward to using it with him! I’m so grateful and amazed that you’re providing this very resourceful website! It’s so thorough and has so much variety! How on earth do you find the time to do this, with 5 kids?! I admire you and am so appreciative of how you use your knowledge and skills to enhance other children’s learning. I’ll keep using your materials, that’s for sure. Until next time, Jocelyne

        • Anna Geiger says

          Thank you, Jocelyne! I very much enjoy doing this, so I make time for it whenever I can. It’s my sanity saver. :) I love using everything I learned in college, grad school, and my years of teaching. It helps me enjoy motherhood even more, so long as I can find the proper balance between working and mothering… always a tricky thing!


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