I Want Candy!

Since it’s so close to Halloween…and the kids are SO very crazy about candy right now…I popped this little activity into a math tub this week!  The kids were SO excited to work with candy and immediately wanted to know if they could eat it ;)  No shocker there. 


I glued these little signs onto 4-5 different paper bags and filled each with different amounts of candy.  The kids reached into the bag and pulled out a handful of candy and recorded the # of pieces they grabbed onto a corresponding recording sheet.  Then they reached in a second time and pulled out another handful of candy and recorded that amount as well.


After recording each grab, they used the two numbers to create a number sentence.  I also had them “flip flop” the addends to show me another way to get the sum.  Just a fun little way to incorporate candy around this time of year! 




  1. So stinkin' cute. Thanks a billion!!! I seriously love your ideas!

  2. I love your ideas! I used your candy corn addition and subtraction this week. My kids loved it.

  3. I love all of your ideas, your clipart, and the fonts. What program - fonts -- clipart do you use?

  4. I simply love your creative items. Thanks so much for the freebies.