Who doesn’t love ice cream? Ice cream is such fun way to incorporate into a lesson. This ice cream in a bag lesson plan for preschool is great for a preschool classroom, homeschool preschool, or for a parent wanting an extra activity to do with their child.
About this ice cream activity
Ice cream in a bag is such a fun science experiment for preschoolers. This activity includes both an activity and free shape tracing printable for a good combination of learning, experimenting, and ice cream.
What is needed to make ice cream in a bag?
To make ice cream in a bag, you will need:
- Heavy cream (you can also use canned coconut milk)
- A quart sized zip lock bag
- A heavy duty freezer gallon zip lock bag
- Kosher salt
- Vanilla extract
- Oven mitts (to keep hands warm while shaking the ice cream)
- Crayons (for the printable, not for the ice cream)
How to make the ice cream in a bag
Ice Cream in a Bag
- Large gallon size ziplock bag
- Quart size ziplock bag
- Oven mitts (to keep hands warm)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups ice
- ⅓ cup kosher salt
- fresh fruit
- chocolate syrup
- caramel syrup
- In the smaller bag, add the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla.
- Seal the bag and remove as much excess air as possible.
- In the larger bag, add the kosher salt and ice.
- Using oven mitts (to keep your hands warm) shake the bag for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from the bag and serve with optional toppings if desired.
How to download the tracing printable
To download and print this free printable simply click the black download button below. It will download as a PDF file for you to print. This printable is for personal and single classroom use only. No commercial reproduction is allowed.