Spelling with M&M’s

This post is part of week-long candy series with other bloggers. Each day we’re sharing different candy activities for kids. Today’s theme is candy learning activities. Here at Inspiration Laboratories, we are spelling with M&M’s.

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 personal use.

More Dot Printables

If you like this dot activity, 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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