Candy Math and Reading

Have your child gather their candy and dump it on a cookie sheet. Sort it into different kinds of candy. For example, chocolate, sour, hard, gum, etc. Count the various kinds. Ask is there more chocolate or hard candy? Is there less gum than sour candies? ( If you have them write or chart the math, remember the arrow points at the smaller number.)


Next, ask them to read the names on the wrappers, or ask them to find a specific letter. Find a H, and ask, ” What sound does it makes?”  Say, “H like in happy, hello, harvest, and Henry.”  Find a S, and say “S like in smile, silly and Sam.”

Maybe as a reward, they may eat a piece or two!

Math and reading can be found in daily, normal activities.

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