Here’s my confession: I love Starburst Jelly Beans! They are my favorite candy this time of year. So, I had to pick up a bag the other day. We decided to do some math activities with these jelly beans.
I do have to brag on him–he’s getting really good at sorting! This was also a good fine motor activity, since the jelly beans rolled around and he had to carefully place them in the circles without knocking the other jelly beans down. I had Troy tell me which color had the most. He thought green did. So to find out I had him count green and yellow. Then we made a graph to visually see which color had the most.
For another math activity, I found some plastic eggs and put numbers with corresponding dots on them.
Then I had Troy fill the eggs with the correct number of jelly beans.
For a listening activity, I had him listen to the sound 1 jelly bean makes in the egg. Then we tried higher numbers and compared how they sounded. It was a good listening activity for him and it was fun shaking the eggs!