Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Candy Corn Math ~ Grid Game

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When I went to the store to get a bag of candy corn for my Candy Corn Wreath project, I saw this bag of Autumn Mix Candy and immediately thought off all the fun activities we could use it for, oh and yes we could enjoy eating it too!!

I first saw the idea for Grid Games on the PreKinders website, there are many wonderful printable versions available on her site.  I am low on ink so I decided to use my ice cube trays instead of printing out the grids and my handy bag of Harvest Mix Candy Corn as the manipulative.

Candy Corn Grid Game

Emily and I played this game together.  We each got an ice cube tray and a cup of Candy Corn.  To play, Emily rolled our Foam Dice and told me the number that she rolled.  Then she counted out that amount of Candy Corn and placed one in each spot in the ice cube tray.  Next, I did the same thing.  The winner was the first person to fill all of the spots in their try.

This can be done individually as well, but Emily loves when I join in on activities like this and I find it a lot more fun than just watching too!

This activity is great for teaching 1 to 1 correspondence and counting as well as practicing fine motor skills.

 

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10 comments:

Amanda said...

Ahh what a great idea! I have seen them on the PreKinders site but have yet to print any!

Lindsay said...

ooo love this idea!! We will certainly have to give this a try :-)

sbswtp said...

Very cute :) ...and yummy... :)

Teaching Heart Mom said...

Such a good idea to make a game with candy corn and an ice tray.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

I love it! It's too easy for my oldest and too hard for my youngest, but I'll pocket the idea for later on. Thanks!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Oh oops and to think all we did is EAT our candy corn, LOL! We need to break out the ice cube trays and do this too! Thank you for joining us at Show & Tell on ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative!

phasejumper said...

Thanks for sharing-I've had my son do the counting into trays thing, but he will definitely enjoy it more as a game with dice!

Wonder Mom said...

What a deliciously fun way to do on-to-one correspondence!

Joyful Learner said...

Grid games are a lot of fun but edible ones are the best! Thanks for linking!

Allie said...

Simple and awesome! We are loving math here and that game can be done with all sorts of candies/ manipulatives , yay!

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