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How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag w/ Science Experiment Worksheet pdf

Do you know how to make ice cream in a bag? This delicious summer activity for kids is quick, easy, and FUN! You can whip up a batch of this yummy ice cream in a bag with just 4 ingredients. Not only is this a delicious summer treat, but it is a fun summer activity for preschoolers too! This ice cream in a bag experiment is actually a chance to see a scientific principle – changing states of matter! Simply print our ice cream in a bag science experiment worksheet and you are ready to play and learn with summer science for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.

Do you know how to make ice cream in a bag? This delicious summer activity for kids is quick, easy, and FUN! You can whip up a batch of this yummy ice cream in a bag with just 4 ingredients. Not only is this a delicious summer treat, but it is a fun summer activity for preschoolers too! This ice cream in a bag experiment is actually a chance to see a scientific principle - changing states of matter! Simply print our ice cream in a bag science experiment worksheet and you are ready to play and learn with summer science for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.


How to make ice cream in a bag

This ice cream in a bag experiment is such a delicious summer treat, summer science experiment,  and a fun summer activity for kids all at the same time. You will be amazed how simple it is when I show you how to make homemade ice cream in a bag! Our ice cream in a bag recipe usese just a handful of real ingredients you may already have in your kitchen! This yummy ice cream recipe is as fun to make as it is too eat!  Then use our ice cream in a bag worksheet to round out your summer experiment to help kids understand what they just learned! You MUST try this ice cream in a bag recipe that is also a states of matter experiment. Use the ice cream in a bag experiment worksheet with kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.  Plus this is a great preschool summer activity to add to your summer bucket list ideas!

Ice cream in a bag science experiment worksheet

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

All you need to try this easy summer experiment for kids is the free worksheet at the bottom of the post, ziplock bags, and the ingredients: heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and optional pureed fruit or cocoa powder. 

how to make homemade ice cream in a bag

All you need to try this easy summer experiment for kids is the free worksheet at the bottom of the post, ziplock bags, and the ingredients: heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and optional pureed fruit or cocoa powder.

Ice cream in a bag recipe

  • 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream (that’s 2 cups)
  • 1 TAB powdered sugar (or other sweetener)
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • 2-3 TAB Pureed Fruit or Cocoa (optional)
  • 1 quart ziplock bags
  • 1 galloon size ziplock bag
  • 1/2 cup rock salt
  • 6 cups ice

Start by dumping your ingredients in a quart ziplock bag. Do NOT add the rock salt or ice at this point.

ice cream in a bag experiment

Start by dumping your ingredients in a quart ziplock bag. Do NOT add the rock salt or ice at this point.

easy to make ice cream in a bag summer activities for kids

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Now seal your bag, making sure it is completely sealed at the top or it won’t work!

ice cream science experiment

ice cream science experiment

In a gallon size siplock bag add 6-8 cups of ice and 1/2 cup rock salt.

HINT: You can learn more about why salt changes the freezing point in this salt and ice experiment

Ice cream in a bag for Kids

put ice cream inside galloon ice bag

Ice cream in a bag worksheet

Now  put the quart size ice cream bag INSIDE the galloon size ice bag and seal carefully.

HINT: I like to use the bags with a “zipper” as it is easy for kids to ensure the bags are completely sealed!

ice cream in a bag science experiment worksheet
Printable ice cream in a bag worksheet

Follow the directions on the FREE printable ice cream in a bag experiment worksheet including: make your hypothesis and draw pitures at the bottom of how your ingredients change thorugout this states of matter experiment for summer

ice cream in a bag summer activity for kids

Ice cream in a bag experiment worksheet

Now shake the bag for 15 minutes or so. This can be done on your own or with a friend.

Hint: Remember bags can split open if dropped.blueberries and cream ice cream in a bag

How to make ice cream worksheet

Keep shaking until you get your desired consistency (soft serve to firm).

Learn about the science behing ice cream in a bag a summer activity with a free experiment worksheet exploring states of matter!

Ice Cream in a Bag Activity

It is ready to serve! YUM!

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Ice cream worksheet

Whether you serve it as vanilla ice cream, top it with sprinkles, or try a flavored chocolate or fruit ice cream in a bag – it is delicious and educational at the same time!

Do you know how to make ice cream in a bag? This delicious summer activity for kids is quick, easy, and FUN! You can whip up a batch of this yummy ice cream in a bag with just 4 ingredients. Not only is this a delicious summer treat, but it is a fun summer activity for preschoolers too!

Ice cream in a bag science experiment worksheet pdf

When we originally shared this activity with you we just shared the how to with a fun blueberry ice cream spin. But after reader request, we made a free worksheet to go along with the activity to help kids learn about the states of matter with an ice cream in a bag experiment worksheets!

Helping children gras the concept of solid liquid gas for kids is tricky - students learn best by seeing and touching and you can't do either with gas. This states of matter for kids project allows you to EASILY introduce  the 3 states of matter for kids using balloons! This solid liquid gas kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and up is perfect for summer learning, science lesson, and more. WE've also included a wy to turn this into a density experiment for kids as well!Plus don't miss the printable states of matter worksheet pdf to explore the concept further! two simple water cycle activities to help you teach about water cycle for kids. These science projects help you teach your littles all about the water cycle on the earth. Start with the water cycle experiment which provides a great way to see how water turns to gas and back into a liquid again. Then try our water cycle craft to help kids to reinforce the water life cycle. These are both fun ways to learn about the water cycle for kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade science.   Have you ever tried making a Rainbow in a Jar project? If you haven't tried this classic density experiment, I'm going to show you how easy it is to make with a few common household items! This rainbow science experiment is so pretty and will amaze your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Try this rainbow experiment as part of a weather theme, St Patricks Day activity, a rainbow theme or a spring activity for kids.  Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE.

Solid liquid Gas examples for kids

Explore states of matter further with these fun projects:

With 2 simple ingredients you have in your kitchen you can quickly and easily make your own plastic milk! Kids are going to be super impressed with this fun, hands-on Milk Plastic project! With this very simple science experimentfor kids, you can turn milk into plastic! This milk and vinegar experiment is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too .Simply print pdf file with milk and vinegar experiment worksheet and you are ready to start this fun science experiment with milk! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! WOW your kids with this Watermelon Volcano! This summer activity for kids is a great way to sneak in a science experient. Kids are going to love this crazy cool bouncy egg experimert! Children will be amazed by this egg experiment where they will literally dissolve the shell of a raw egg to create a bouncy egg. This bouncy egg vinegar project is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. Plus our version of this egg in vinegar experiment has a fun, colorful twist!

Food science experiments for kids

Use items commonly in your kitchen to try these food experiments for kids, but note they are NOT all edible!

Have you ever tried making a Rainbow in a Jar project? If you haven't tried this classic density experiment, I'm going to show you how easy it is to make with a few common household items! This rainbow science experiment is so pretty and will amaze your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Try this rainbow experiment as part of a weather theme, St Patricks Day activity, a rainbow theme or a spring activity for kids.  Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Candy science is a fantastic way to demonstrate scientific principles using something kids love, candy! With these simple Colorful Candy Science Experiments, the biggest challenge is not eating all of your science supplies. These easy science projects are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.

Kids will love eating this summer snack that looks like a sandcastle, but tastes like a yummy ice cream novelty. This sandcastle activity for kids is a quick and easy summer snack for kids! You will used a clean sandcastle mold, ice cream, vanilla wafers, and assorted candy to decorate. This is an EPIC beach activity your kids will be talking about for years to come. So add this fun idea to your bucket list to make (and eat) this summer activity for kids! Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream ice cream craft Kids will be excited to learn and explore when making this ice cream volcano! This is a combination of an ice cream activity and easy volcano experiments for one EPIC, memorable summer activity for kids

Ice Cream Activities

If you are looking for more ice cream activities to add to your ice cream theme of summer learning, check these out!

ice cream cone letter tracing Looking for a fun way to practice compound words for kids? This ice-cream compound word puzzles is a free printable building activity. Use this compound words activity as a fun and hands-on method of practicing and learning with compound word picture puzzles while building a lovely ice-cream. This compound words game is a great summer learning activity for your pre-k, kindergarten, or first graders. Simply print this free Compound Word exercises and let your learner practice learning their compound words with some hands-on practice! FREE Phonics Alphabet PUzzles Kids will have fun practicing building uppercase letters using crafts sticks and these summer printables to make popsicle stick letters! This hands-on alphabet activity uses popsicle stick template to create letters from A to Z. This popsicle stick alphabet is a great way for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to pratice. Simply print pdf file with popsicle stick printables free and you are ready to play and learn with summer activities for preschoolers.

Ice Cream Printables

Sneak in some outgrageously FUN summer math with this hands-on ice cream activity. This ice cream math has preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children practice adding up scoops of ice cream to find the sum. All you need are the ice cream printables with the task cards and playdough. This summer printables helps introduce preschoolers to the concept of addition while having fun with playdough! Simply print pdf file with ice cream math games and you are ready to play and learn with this summer activity for preschoolers. ice cream math craft  shape-ice-cream-printables ice cream patterns for kids

Ice Cream Worksheets

Sneak in some fun summer math with these too cute ice cream math worksheets! This free printable ice cream math pages include a variety of activities for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Plus these ice cream math games are so cute kids will be excited for some summer learning with this ice cream activity. Simply print ice cream math activity and you are ready to play and learn! FREE Popsicle Division Puzzles - super cute math activity to help 3rd grade and 4th grade kids have fun practicing math with a summer themed activity #icecream #division #mathgames   Ice Cream Place Value Matching Game

Ice Cream Math

Looking for more fun ways to learn this summer with popsicle themed activities? You will love these free printables:

Learn about the science behing ice cream in a bag a summer activity with a free experiment worksheet exploring states of matter!

Printable ice cream in a bag science experiment worksheet

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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