# Jelly Bean Math Activity

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Updated on Apr 27, 2016

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!

### What You Need:

• Bag of jelly beans (variety bag, with at least 4 flavors)
• Medium sized plastic storage container
• Pen or pencil
• 2 sheets of card stock or construction paper
• Crayons
• Jelly bean graphing page (make your own with our worksheet generator)

### What You Do:

1. Ask your preschooler to pour about ½ of the bag of jelly beans into the medium sized plastic container.
2. Help her identify the colors and associated flavors.
3. Ask her to make predictions: How many total jelly beans are in the jar? How many are there of each color? Record her predictions on a notepad.
4. Dump the jelly beans, count and sort by color.
5. Help your child make a graph on card stock or construction paper that shows how many jelly beans she counted of each color.