Activity for ages 3 to 6
Learning numbers is fun and tasty with this activity. This simple number trail mix is a fun way to get kids involved in packing their own snacks AND sneak in a little math practice too.
Gathering supplies for this project was pretty quick and simple. First, I wrote a different number in six cupcake liners and placed each one in a cupcake tin.
Next, I pulled out some of my kids’ favorite snacks: dried fruit, popcorn, pretzels and Cheerios.
After the quick and simple prep, I invited C to wash his hands and join me. I explained that we were going to mix together some of his favorite foods and make a trail mix. But there was a catch – he could only fill each cup in the tin with the number of snacks written on the liner.
C was eager to start so he quickly picked out his first food: pretzels. He pointed to the liner with an 11 and repeated the number after me. Then he opened the pretzel bag and began placing eleven pretzels on top of the number.
C continued reading the liners and counting out a matching number of snacks for each one.
Five fun-filled minutes later, he was ready to dump his goodies together and make his own yummy snack: Number Trail Mix! So simple and delicious.