“I Like to Eat Ice Cream” is a song that can be used to teach math concepts like number recognition and counting. The visuals I use for this song are: a laminated paper cone, laminated numbers, and laminated scoops of ice cream. Each time a number is sung in the song (“I think I’ll have….8!”) the child is instructed to add that many scoops of ice cream to the cone.
This song can also be used to address concepts of more and less. The sheet music for this song includes more ideas for implementation in the area of math skills.
Goal addressed with this song: improving knowledge of academic concepts.
Objective: recognize numbers (1-10); count (1-10).