Help your children learn patterns, sorting, motor skills, and beginning math with Melissa & Doug's Ice Cream Scoop Set. Designed to look like real scoops of ice cream, this play set lets your child pick up and stack four different "flavors" of ice cream onto wooden cones. Recommended for children ages three and up, the Ice Cream Scoop Set is great for imaginative playtime using your favorite dessert.
The detailed scoops of ice cream in Melissa & Doug's Ice Cream Scoop Set come in four varieties: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and mint chocolate chip. Each scoop contains a magnet that attaches to the scooper handle--and then detaches when the handle's button is pressed--so your child can pick up and stack ice cream just like an adult!
In this Ice Cream Scoop set, each ice cream top is constructed of strong, durable plastic and decorated to look like popular ice cream flavors. The cones are made of wood, and each scooper features a wooden handle and plastic scoop mechanism. A whimsical plastic container provides a spot to store the ice cream tops and is decorated to look like a real box of ice cream, including some rather entertaining "nutritional facts."
The back of the Ice Cream Scoop package suggests several different games to play with the ice cream set, each designed to help your child improve their pattern recognition, motor skills, and math proficiency. Whether it's asking for a specific combination of flavors or naming each flavor as they scoop, kids will enjoy scooping and playing, while simultaneously exercising their mind.
Our testers found the play set to be well constructed and made of high-quality materials. The magnets could be a little stronger, but, in general, the scooping action was easy and the scoops of ice cream clicked together securely.
Started in the garage of Doug's parents' house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Its toys have garnered dozens of awards and have been widely featured in national media.
Melissa & Doug toys meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to ensure they meet the company's stringent safety requirements. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children's items.
Four magnetic scoops of ice cream, two wooden cones, two magnetic scoops, and storage container.