Connecting Readers and Writers to the Word: National Ice Cream Month

I scream, you scream! We all scream for ice cream! Today, I’d like to lighten the mood from my normal blog posts because during the month of July, we celebrate National Ice Cream Day. It was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. Furthermore, July 8 was National Ice Cream Sundae Day. And, the 3rd Sunday in this month is National Ice Cream Day. What a great way to applaud ice cream!

How will you celebrate this month/day? Will you and your family don a mask to purchase your favorite sundae or ice cream? Or, maybe the ingredients for your special sundae is nearby; as close as your refrigerator and your kitchen pantry. Whatever your choice have fun!

There’s some educational fun, including activities for our readers, writers, and even illustrators about our chosen summer dessert. For example, did you know that an ice cream tester received an insurance policy for $1 million dollars for his/her tongue? And, can you guess the main ingredient that makes ice cream so light and smooth? To find out the answer visit Education Once there, you’ll find additional facts and activities about ice cream.

To continue the fun and whet your appetite, Bigger Bolder provides a great video on how to make three “outrageous” ice cream sundaes.

Finally, for the kids, check out the below online stories about ice cream.

Spat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream based on the creation by Rob Scotton

Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Ice Cream Sunday by Casen Barnard

Overall, I hope you enjoy this month by indulging your favorite ice cream.

Stay safe, stay well, and stay blessed.

Vanessa Fortenberry,
M.Ed., Media
Ed.S., Media
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