Some of you may not know this, but before I became a stay at home mom and food blogger, I was a teacher. (I have both a bachelors and masters degree in elementary education). Prior to getting married and becoming pregnant with my daughter, I frequently substituted and also taught kindergarten and third grades. You may wonder why I am telling you this…One of my favorite things to do besides baking and trying out new recipes is teaching my daughter. Julia is three and a half years old, and I have been doing daily reading lessons with her since she was two years old. She reads at a second grade level and is one of the smartest kids I know. We started doing daily math lessons when Julia turned three, and I’m not surprised that she caught right on. (My husband is a math teacher and I minored in math as an undergrad). I wanted to share with my readers a really fun lesson that we did in preparation for Easter. It involves one of our favorite Easter candies: jellybeans.
If you would like to download and use the pdf file for your own children or in your classroom, click here: jellybeangraph
We began our lesson with a handwriting paper.
She wrote each of the color words in its respective hue.
showing off the finished handwriting page
sorting the jelly beans by color
(We used Starburst jelly beans for this lesson).
filling out the jelly bean graph
Addition question sheet;
We used both the jelly beans and the graph to double check her answers.
completing the short response page;
Once again, she used the respective color for each answer.
I designed the last sheet so she could have purple as several of her answers.
The last question was what her favorite color jelly bean is. 🙂
Please let me know what you thought of this activity and
if you would like more posts on homeschooling adventures with my daughter. 🙂Pin It