Before the holidays I came across a great writing activity called "How to Make a Coke Float." I found it on the teacher blog, Ginger Snaps. (By the way, she has a lot of other great ideas, too. Be sure to check out her other posts.)
My third and fourth grade students LOVED this writing unit! I've never seen them so excited about writing. They also thought the YouTube clip describing how to make an ice cream float was hilarious!! We watched it several times in order to make sure the students understood all the words and the concepts.
A direct link to the video
Finally, making and consuming Coke floats (made with vanilla ice cream and Coca-Cola) in ESL class was a very popular (although somewhat messy) activity! Even after the Winter Break and several weeks of school, my students are still hinting that they'd like to make floats again.