National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 18! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued proclamation declaring that, on the third Sunday of July (National Ice Cream Month), we would recognize this creamy, cool, sweet treat!
This year, you and your family can celebrate by making your own ice cream. It’s super fun and easy, and only takes a few supplies! Learn how to make ice cream in a bag from Briscoe County 4-H in Texas.
Or use ice cream making as a fun and educational activity in a group or 4-H club. This edition of 4-H Club GO TO Resources from Boone, Dekalb & Ogle Counties in Illinois shows us how.
Still screaming for ice cream? Check out these resources:
- Discover more about dairy from the Illinois Ag Mag.
- Learn about the history of ice cream in America from the Government Book Talk blog. You can even find an recipe for ice cream hand-written by Thomas Jefferson in the Library of Congress.
- Get some fun ice cream facts and discover new national days at National Day Calendar, National Today, or Days of the Year.
- Keep exploring with these kitchen science lesson from Utah 4-H. For younger kids, try these dairy treat activities from North Dakota 4-H!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Emily Schoenfelder joined the Illinois 4-H team in 2017. Prior to this, she began her work in positive youth development with California 4-H and the YMCA. She specializes in STEM engagement, social-emotional development, and educator professional development.
She received a master of science degree in recreation, park, and tourism administration from Western Illinois University.
When she is not leading a training, writing curriculum, or developing new partnerships, you may find Emily sitting on the floor of her office, building marshmallow catapults out of popsicle sticks or designing mazes for robots for her next STEM program.
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Connection Corner is a blog that provides timely information, activities, and resources to help you stay connected to loved ones, the world around you, and yourself.