These Tips for Making Learning Fun with M&M’s is part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias on behalf of their client.
Like any mom, I’m convinced my children are super smart. The problem is my almost 5 year old, Cakes, is also strong willed. Which means trying to expand her mind at home with things like workbooks is usually a no go. I’m always on the search for creative ways to make learning fun. And like any child, Cakes loves candy. If given the option of any snack at the checkout, she’ll always choose M&M’s. She loves them so much, we even used them for a little positive reinforcement while potty training.
What better way to use the colorful and delicious candies, than to use them to make learning more fun?! Once we started playing with the M&M’s, the learning possibilities were endless.
1. First, we used the M&M’s for categorizing. Cakes separated each of the colors into their own containers. This was also a good exercise in estimation. When looking into the bag Cakes guessed that there were more red than any other color. But after separating the colors out she was able to see that there were considerably more green and orange M&M’s.
You might notice the brown M&M’s are missing from this pic. Cakes loves rainbows so decided to use the browns for snacking while she sorted. There were fewer brown M&M’s in the bag than any other colors.
2. Next we used M&M’s to work on creating letters and numbers. Cakes had a great time spelling her name and other sight words she knows, as well as practicing her letters and numbers.
3. Finally, the entire family got in on the action and created a game of pixel art Pictionary. Each person took turns creating a pixel art image while the others tried to guess the picture. It was such a fun learning experience that the whole family enjoyed.