**Math Graphing Activity for Kids! ***This beginner graphing activity teaches children how to use a graph in a delicious way – CANDY! Remarkably, my preschoolers did NOT eat theirs. Amazing! Of course, I told them not to but no one even sneaked any. What a good bunch of kiddos I have in my classroom…*

**M&M math lesson is a fun way to teach kids counting, sorting and simple math skills! #ece #preschool Click To Tweet**

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**M&M Math & Graphing For Kids**

**Supplies**

White cardstock

Color printer

M&M’s milk chocolate candies

Small paper cups

Plastic wrap

I pre-labeled each cup with the child’s name.

The plastic wrap is to seal it up for them to take their candy home.

**M&M Graphing Lesson For **Preschoolers

- Print a copy of the graph in color on white card stock- one for each child.
- Pour some M&M’s in a small paper cup – one cup per child.
- Sit your students down at a table with their graph and candies.
- Explain to them that they should sort through their candies and place a line of candies on the same bar of the color they are holding. i.e. green M&M’s go on the green line, red on red and so forth.
- Have them count how many greens, how many blues, how many reds.

So, your little ones just got a “taste” (pardon the pun) of how to use and read a graph plus a counting exercise – with a snack afterward!

**What other ways can you think of to use this graphing activity with young children?**

I told you that I love M&M’s right? Well, when I looked into their history I found it so fascinating that I wrote about it!

This year I made snowman cookies for a movie night party.

M&M’s were the

buttons for the snowman tummies!

Enjoy!

Mother of 3

My boys used to love “candy math” activities! Mine never ate while we did the work either but I think knowing they could eat them when they were done helped.