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.

It’s the perfect complement to our Number Formation Pack!

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.

## The “Cooking”

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.

## More Math Fun

Continue the math fun and hop over to snag our Number Formation Pack in our shop!

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1. Very clever! My kids would love this activity. Thanks for sharing at the After School Party.

2. A definite winner! Thanks so much for linking up at the After School Linky.

3. I love this, Malia! I’m featuring it tomorrow on my blog at the After School Linky Party. Stop by to check it out and keep sharing your ideas/activities. I love to see what you’re up!

4. I think I will try this with my daughter tomorrow! Thnak you for linking up with Mom’s Library. I’ll be featuring you this week at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures.
Have a great week!

5. Such a simple idea and i bet it works with any kind of math! I will be sure to try this at home. Thanks for sharing this on the hop.
-Reshama @Stackingbooks.com

6. Such a simple, fun, and appetizing idea! It is perfect for Trail Mix Day on August 31! Thank you for sharing this JOYful idea.