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Christmas Candy Counting

Snowman Chocolate chip Gingerbread M&M's christmas counting

I bought these gingerbread men and snowman foam shapes from the dollar store.I have been trying to think of the many different way you can use these foam shapes to try and stretch the dollar. I will be bringing you several activities involving these foam shapes, so make sure to check back this month.

The first activity is decorating a gingerbread man shape with M&M’s. This is a great way to practice counting and to practice vocabulary words. Learning with candy? I am pretty sure that most kid’s would not want to pass that up!

For this activity you will need:

  • Gingerbread foam shape
  • M&M’S or any other type of candy

This Activity

  • Promotes fine motor skills
  • Enhances math skills such as counting and quantity
  • Builds vocabulary
  • Teaches holiday themes and concepts
  • Teaches colors

First we started with the buttons

Gingerbread M&M Counting Activity Christmas

Then I told her to put on the eyes but didn’t show her where to put them. She knew where the eyes were supposed to go.

Gingerbread M&M Counting Activity Christmas

Then I helped her with the mouth

Gingerbread man M&M Counting Activity Christmas

Then we cleared it and started over this time counting. Isabella can count to 4, so we would count to 4 together.

Gingerbread M&M Counting Activity Christmas

She then she ate one of the M&M’s and thought it was hilrious when I made a big deal out her eating the gingerbread man’s “eye”

Gingerbread M&M Counting Activity Christmas

The next activity we did was snowmen using the foam shape and chocolate chips.

For this activity you will need:

  • Snowman foam shape
  • Chocolate chips for “coal”
  • Pipe cleaner for nose and arms

This Activity

  • Promotes fine motor skills
  • Enahnces math skills such as counting and quantity
  • Builds vocabulary
  • Teaches holiday themes and concepts

We did the same thing above except with the chocolate chips

Snowman Chocolate chip christmas counting

Then we added pipe cleaner for the nose and arms

Snowman Chocolate chip christmas counting

Make sure to check back next week for another activity utlizing the foam shapes!

Did you enjoy this simple activity? If so, please leave me a comment!

 

 

 

 

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