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M&M Math

ages 2-6


Supplies

M&M's, paper (if you want to record answers), flat surface

Activity Detail

Dump a bag of M&Ms on the table and ask your child to sort them into different piles, by color. Then ask her to create vertical lines to show, without counting, which color has the most M&M's. You can add to the game by asking other questions such as: Which line has more M&Ms, blue or red? Which line has the least? After she has predicted the answers using her m&s "graphs," ask her to count each to be sure the answers are correct. You can also add and subtract using M&M's as manipulatives. For younger children, sorting and color recognition would be appropriate.

Comments

Andrea said:

So simple, yet so much fun for youngsters.

- Posted on Jun 7, 2007



bethmason_us said:

This would work great on an airplane!

- Posted on Jul 24, 2007



may.olson said:

Very good activity. Can be modified to use any candy or such items as buttons,marbles if prefer not to use candy.

- Posted on Aug 30, 2007



If I tried to do that with m&ms and my 4yr old... They would not last long at all! He'd just gobble them all up in a heartbeat!!

- Posted on Oct 10, 2008



scorpio said:

f I tried to do that with m&ms and my 4yr old... They would not last long at all! He'd just gobble them all up in a heartbeat!!

- Posted on Oct 10, 2008



If I tried to do that with m&ms and my 4yr old... They would not last long at all! He'd just gobble them all up in a heartbeat!!

- Posted on Oct 10, 2008



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