Exploring M&M counting and sorting in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on January 19, 2012

in M&M Math, Mathematics

I just love the beautiful bright colors of M&Ms and today, we explored M&Ms through several different types of activities. We started off all our activities by reading (or exploring) the book, “The M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book” by Barbara Barbieri McGrath…

Which is available here…

We didn’t read the entire book since the math concepts start to get a little over our level of readiness, but just the first several pages of the book made our little M&M counting process super fun…

Each of the children were given M&M’s for counting as we read along with the counting book…

Each page of the book invited the children to select a specific color and number of M&Ms to count out and arrange on their board.  We are using our mini-home made DIY flannel boards for this process…

The book also has the children make a few different designs on their boards like going from corner to corner…

Some of the designs were a bit too complicated for the children so we didn’t continue with the book. But the book proved to be a terrific way to kick off color sorting and counting and designing with the M&M’s…

After we set aside the book, the children continued to create their own designs…

And just you wait and see what we did next! It was amazing, fun, super cool – I can’t wait to share it with you!!!  Stay tuned while I go now to write up my next amazing M&M post!

 Links to Grow On…

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