Do you currently have those candy corn or candy pumpkin candies in your home at the moment?
You know, because it’s Fall and all! 🙂
Well, you are in luck with a fun and very easy kids learning activity you can try out with them!
I used those candy pumpkins for a fun educational activity for my preschooler.
I’ll be sharing below exactly how I went about it, what I used and more…
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Poster board or 4 sheets of cardstock paper taped in the back (like I did 😉
Candy corn or candy pumpkin (we used candy pumpkins!)
And, that my friends is all it took for this simple and very easy math activity for preschoolers!
How I put together this simple Pumpkin Math Activity…
Because I had candy pumpkins and not candy corn I created vines onto 4 sheets of cardstock paper.
The point of the preschool math activity was so my LO can learn through play!
Here are the exact steps I took to put this simple activity together:
I taped 4 sheets of cardstock paper but you can totally use one sheet of a poster board.
Then, I drew vines with a green marker onto the sheets of paper.
I also drew numbers 1-10 for a fun “tap the correct number” game for when she addes the pumpkin corns (This is great for number recognition.)
That is literally all you will need for this simple kids activity!
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Candy Pumpkin Activity
So, how exactly did this activity go?
It went like this…
My LO added the pumpkins and as she added them, she counted them too.
If she stopped counting she would tap the number to match the correct amount of pumpkin corn candy she was on!
This helped her see what the number one looks like, the number two and so on and so forth…
This is a wonderful way to learn about number recognition while learning through play!
You can also talk about the colors orange and green and learn about how pumpkins grow with vines!
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Pumpkin activities kindergarten children can try..
Have a kindergartener?
You can try a fun Halloween candy math game by adding and subtracting!
Some candy math ideas would be to try counting candy corn and the pumpkin corn and adding and subtracting them!
This simple setup can become a great pumpkin activity for kindergarten kids!
What other fun pumpkin math games can you think of trying out with your preschooler or kindergartener?
Related: Looking for a pumpkin candy math preschool printable? Check out this one here!
I hope you enjoy this simple pumpkin math preschool and kindergarten set of activities using pumpkin candy corn!
Enjoy and happy learning!