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**Skip Counting with M&M Candy - Candy Activities for Kids**

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__! On Monday we shared a__**Candy Activities for Kids**__paint recipe made from Starburst candy__, Tuesday we made__Hershey Kiss chocolate playdough__, and today's theme is**learning activities with candy**. I played some simple**math games with M&M's**with my preschooler.**Skip counting**is a new concept for J-Bug (4). He has been around when I'm working on it with his older brother, but this is first**skip counting game**I set up just for him. JZ (6) has done__skip counting with peas__as well as__gross motor skip counting__. I knew J-Bug would enjoy**skip counting with M&M's**, or really any**math game with candy**.##
**How to Practice Skip Counting with Candy**

First I had J-Bug group the M&M's in groups of ten. He counted them one by one until he got to ten, then he put the ten in a pile.

He counted slowly and precisely and took away any extras.

Once he had sorted ten piles of ten I asked him to count how many piles he had.

Next we counted by tens and wrote the numbers below each pile of M&M's using chalk. I helped him quite a bit with this step.

After writing out the numbers we counted together several times, and then I encouraged him to count all the candy. He has an obsession with the number 100, so he was pretty tickled by the fact that he could count to 100 by tens.

After counting J-Bug showed me how he could form numbers with M&M's. It was completely his idea and a pretty cool one.

After his skip counting lesson J-Bug asked to snack on a few M&M's. A little math plus a little chocolate equals a good afternoon.

**Be sure and visit the other sensory play with candy posts from the series:**

__Spelling with M&M's__from Inspiration Laboratories

__Candy Train Game__from Play Trains!

__Free Printable Flash Cards for Addition__with Jelly Beans from Mama Miss

__Sweet Tart Sorting and Graphing__from Mama.Papa.Bubba.

__Pixy Stix Learning Tray__from Housing a Forest

__Candy Corn Counting and Math__from Reading Confetti

__Learning with Licorice__from Blog Me Mom

**Come back tomorrow to see our art with candy!**

What a fun way to work on counting!

ReplyDeleteOooh! Such a fun idea! I LOVE the writing on the table with chalk part. :)

ReplyDeleteEverything is more fun with M&M's!

ReplyDeleteLove the idea of using manipulatives to teach math. Wonderful post and fantastic images a usual.

ReplyDeleteA little math plus a little chocolate equals a good afternoon. - Indeed.

ReplyDeleteJust irresistible! Thanks for linking this up to the Kids Co-Op. I'll be featuring your post in my colourful play roundup this week. xo P

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