Counting Candy

Daddy is the Candy Man at our house.  He has a definite sweet tooth!

It is great fun to turn that desire for something sweet into a learning lesson with the kids.

Recently, Daddy had some Skittles candy on hand.

Skittles are a fun manipulative to use for counting, sorting colors, and mixing flavors.

Senses used include:

Skittles are also good for using motor skills to pick up the small shapes, and building brain cells to add, subtract, and estimate, while counting the candy.

Several ideas to expand this math fun might include using colored dice and rolling a color or counting out the number of pieces that match the dice, graphing, sorting pieces by number or color onto a mat, putting candies in water and seeing the water change color, mixing colors in water, putting candy in a paper bag and while blind folded guess what color or flavor of candy you grabbed, etc.

This is one math lesson that no one wants to miss out on. 

Thanks Candy Man!

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About Melinda Weiser

I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am on a journey and offer to share my story with the hope that it will bless you. My one desire is to bring glory to my creator. I am a wife and the mother of 6 children, plus two in heaven. I enjoy homeschooling, research, teaching, homesteading, natural gardening, grass based farming, cooking, fresh raw milk, herbs, children, midwifery, and music. I am a writer, biblical mentor, and also work part time in the healthy foods and vitamin business I have a BSW degree from Kansas State University, and trained professionally as a medical social worker, biblical counselor, tutor, and vocal performer. Thank you for stopping by to read about our homeschool and family life adventures. Be blessed!

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