⁣⁣Lesson Plan: DIY Edible Play Dough Ice Cream: Learn How to Make and Sculpt Your Own Delicious Treats!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: DIY Edible Play Dough Ice Cream: Learn How to Make and Sculpt Your Own Delicious Treats!

Grade Level: K-5

Subject: Science/Culinary Arts

Objective: Students will explore the science of food and engage in hands-on culinary arts activities by making edible play dough ice cream. They will learn about the ingredients and their properties while developing fine motor skills and creativity.

Materials Needed:
- Vanilla ice cream (store-bought or homemade)
- Powdered sugar
- Cornstarch
- Vegetable oil
- Food coloring
- Sprinkles, chocolate chips, or other toppings (optional)
- Mixing bowls and spoons
- Ice cream scoops or spoons for sculpting


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the science of food and its various forms.
- Ask students what they know about ice cream and how it is made.

2. Edible Play Dough Recipe (15 minutes):
- Share the recipe for edible play dough ice cream with the students:
a. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 cup of cornstarch.
b. Gradually add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and mix well.
c. Divide the mixture into small bowls and add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl, creating different colors.
d. Knead each portion of dough until it reaches a smooth, pliable consistency.

3. Ice Cream Sculpting (30 minutes):
- Allow students to scoop and shape small portions of vanilla ice cream into balls, mimicking the appearance of ice cream scoops.
- Instruct them to use the edible play dough to create toppings, such as cones, fruits, or other decorative elements.
- Encourage creativity and experimentation with different colors and shapes.

4. Exploration and Observation (15 minutes):
- Allow students to observe and explore their edible play dough ice cream creations.
- Instruct them to describe the texture, taste, and appearance of their edible sculptures.
- Encourage them to experiment with different combinations of colors and toppings.

5. Reflection and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion on the properties of the ingredients used in making edible play dough and ice cream.
- Ask students to explain the role of powdered sugar, cornstarch, and vegetable oil in creating the play dough texture and consistency.
- Discuss the science behind freezing and melting ice cream and how it relates to the edible play dough ice cream.

6. Creative Extensions (30 minutes):
- Challenge students to create a unique ice cream flavor by mixing different extracts or flavors into their vanilla ice cream.
- Instruct them to document their flavor combinations and describe the taste and texture of their custom-made ice cream.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Conclude the lesson by emphasizing the connection between science and culinary arts.
- Encourage students to continue exploring the science behind food and experimenting with different recipes.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.K-5.3: Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K-5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information.

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