Friday, February 8, 2013

Candy Sorting (with Age Variations)

Sorting candy conversation hearts is a super fun task for young children.  All you need is candy hearts and a space to sort colors.  I made a mat with construction paper squares to match the colors in the bag. You could use colored bowls, cups, paper, etc.  

2 & 3 Year Olds:

Sort a handful of candy conversation hearts into a matching square or space color.

4 & 5 Year Olds:

Sort candy into appropriate spaces.  Then, to add some math to this fun, have your children chart their findings onto a graph or tally chart.  Ask questions like: Which color did you have the most of?  Which color had the least?  Did any piles have the same amount?  

Add in some sensory learning to this by having them close their eyes and taste one at a time.  Ask questions like: What flavor do you taste?  What color do think you are eating right now?

See?  Even candy can be educational ;)

See all my Valentine's Day activities, crafts, gifts, and projects HERE!


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  2. Sorting candy conversation hearts is like unlocking a box of sweet sentiments! The vibrant colors and charming messages make it a delightful experience. Each heart carries a unique expression, spreading love and joy with every glance. It's not just a sugary treat; it's a celebration of affection and connection. Whether you're sharing them with loved ones or indulging in a solo treat, these little hearts create a sweet symphony of positivity and warmth. They're not just candies; they're tiny tokens of happiness that make every moment a little brighter. Sweet, simple, and utterly heartwarming!

  3. Hey fellow parents and caregivers! I came across this fantastic resource for creative learning activities involving index cards (index cards images). As we've been discussing engaging activities for kids, I thought these index card ideas could add a new dimension. You can use them for color-coded sorting, memory games, or even DIY flashcards tailored to your child's interests. I'd love to hear your thoughts and if anyone tries them out with their little ones. Let's keep the creativity flowing!



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