Candy Color Sort

For some reason my 2 year old is having a hard time learning her colors.  Being the girly-girl princess she is she has pink and purple down, but the rest … not so much.  I saw this post (sweetie sort) a bit ago and thought with all the leftover Halloween candy around, we’d give it a try and make sure she can at least differentiate colors.  I used a mini muffin tin and started off with one of each color in its own spot with the rest of the package in a bowl.  I demonstrated to her what I wanted her to do … and she was good to go!

She didn’t make any mistakes and was able to say what some of the colors were.  After she completed the 1/2 of the tin that we used, she was quite insistent that we used another package to sort on that side.  I was surprised that she also was more interested in sorting than eating … and made it very clear that the m&m’s were to stay sorted and NOT eaten  … well, for awhile.  After she had given me the false sense of security of leaving her with what amounted to be 2 packages of m&m’s nicely sorted … I got busy with other things, only to come back and find the tin to be empty and her face to be full of chocolate. (sorry … didn’t get a photo of that!)

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Cerys @ rainy day Mum

    Thank you for linking to us at rainy day mum – I love the idea of using a muffin tin to do the sorting and glad that it worked. We had the same problem with the candies being eatten as well.

  2. iGameMom

    such a fun activity for kids! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library. I am featuring it on iGameMom.

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