This post is sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers

Everyone loves ice cream, right? (If you don’t, I’ll take your portion.) Ice cream is a delicious summer treat, but it also has its roots in farming. In this months agriculture-based homeschool lesson, we will trace the origins of ice cream, from the cow to the freezer. We’ll also learn about the science of ice cream.

The lesson and activities below are most appropriate for preschool through 2nd grade, but there’s lots of great information for all ages. Grab a cone, a sundae, or a banana split, and let’s learn!

I Scream for Ice Cream! A Homeschool Lesson about Ice Cream

A Homeschool Lesson About Ice Cream

Download Lesson (pdf)

Download Activity Worksheet (pdf)

Related Activities

Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cone

Once again, Sarah from This Farm Family’s Life has created the perfect craft to go along with this lesson — puffy paint ice cream cones!

Other Activities

Make Strawberry Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream Learning Resource Unit

Ice Cream Simile Worksheet

Sundae the Sight Words

Ice Cream Math Centers

Number Match File Folder Game

ABC Scoops

And don’t miss my recipe for Ice Cream Cone Cakes!

Recommended Reading

Should I share my ice cream?

Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons

From Cow to Ice Cream by Bertram T. Knight

I Scream! Ice Cream! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger

Milk to Ice Cream by Lisa M. Herrington

Stay tuned next month for another fun homeschooling unit that ties agricultural education in with math, reading, science, and more! In the meantime, find lots more fun homeschooling ideas on my Homeschool Pinterest Board. And don’t miss last month’s lesson, Magical Milk!