Who doesn't love jelly beans? Americans consume billions of jelly beans a year, so it's likely that your preschooler will be on board with this yummy (and educational) activity. You'll help her recognize her senses, as well as make predictions, sort, and chart!
Next, let your child have the pleasure of using her senses! Have your child close her eyes and taste-test one jelly bean of each color, guessing the flavor of each. Record her answers on the notepad.
Repeat step 7 with her eyes open, using the power of sight, and compare results and discuss. Advance this activity by using the entire bag of jelly beans. Count and sort by groups of 5, 10 or 20 -- a wonderful skill builder and yummy too! Or, take a survey of family members. How many jelly beans do they think are in the jar? Who was closest?