Spelling with M&M’s

Are you looking for a use for all of the candy your child has collected? Try a few candy learning activities. Practice spelling with M&M’s. I’m sharing a free printable for you to use. Also check out more candy learning activities at the bottom of the post.

Spelling with M&M's and a Free Printable

Sorting & Counting M&M’s

First Aiden sorted the M&M’s by color – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown. When he had a good amount of each color, I showed him the printables.

Spelling with M&M’s

I created a printable with color words and Aiden’s name made out of dots slightly larger than M&M’s. I helped Aiden read the letters and figure out the color words. He recognized his name immediately.

Spelling with M&M's and a Free Printable

Then, he covered the dots with M&M’s.

Spelling with M&M's and a Free Printable

Aiden really enjoyed spelling with M&M’s. He was even able to complete the activity without eating the M&M’s – he didn’t want to use up the colors he needed for the activity.

I also asked him to count how many red M&M’s {or whatever color we were on}.

This activity promotes reading, spelling, color recognition, counting, sorting {classification}, and fine motor skills.

Instead of M&M’s, you could also use Skittles, Reese’s Pieces, or anything about that size. If you want a non-candy option, try using beads to cover the dots.

Spelling with M&M’s Printable

Spelling with M&M's Printable

You can download the Spelling with M&M’s Printable for your non-commercial personal or classroom use.

More Dot Printables

Make dot art with M&M’s (post sponsored by M&M’s)

Dot Art with M&M's® Crispy. sponsored by M&M's

If you like the dot activities, you’ll enjoy our number circles, too:

More Learning Activities with Candy

Check out the other candy learning activities in the series:

Candy Corn Counting and Math from Reading Confetti
Math Games with Candy from Learn Play Imagine
Candy Train Game from Play Trains!
Pixy Stix Learning Tray from Housing a Forest
SweeTart Sorting & Graphing from Mama.Papa.Bubba.
Learning with Licorice from Blog Me Mom
Free Printable Flashcards for Addition with Jellybeans from Mama Miss

View all of the themes for the entire candy activities for kids series.

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This post was first published on October 9, 2013.

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