M & M Counting Chart


Children graph the M&Ms by color, graph their favorite color M and M as a class.


To learn how to count and to help reinforce colors.


Lesson Plan:

  1. Pass out a handful of M & M’s to every child in the class.
  2. Have them put the colored M & M’s on the correct spot on their graph.
  3. Have them count how many green ones they have. Then how many brown ones and so on…
  4. Let the children then eat the M & M’s and then ask them what their favorite color of M & M is.
  5. Then make a chart showing the children’s favorite M & M colors.
  6. Have them answer questions such as what is the most favorite color of the class? What is the least favorite color?
  7. List the favorites in order from greatest to smallest.


The kids love this counting activity!

By: Debbie Haren, preschool teacher

Related lesson plans:

  1. Counting: Make a Cheerios Necklace Share/BookmarkThe students count to 10 or 20 by making Cheerios necklaces.  This is also a good activity for developing fine motor skills. Objectives: To learn to count to 10 (preschool) or 20 (Kindergarten). Materials: Book: The Cheerios Counting Book construction...
  2. Apples and Counting Lesson Share/BookmarkUsing the apple theme to learn how to count. Objectives: The students will: use apple theme to learn about math (or Johnny Appleseed theme) practice rote counting Materials: Large tree made out of art paper or store bought one. Apple...
  3. Halloween Candy Sort Share/BookmarkA post-Halloween math activity that uses sorting, classification, and a Venn Diagram. Materials: a large piece of butcher paper candy wrappers Lesson Plan: Have students bring in a variety of candy wrappers after Halloween. As a class, sort the candy...
  4. Book Caterpillar Classroom Display Share/BookmarkMake a caterpillar to display in the classroom or hallway showing each book that has been read. Parents can see the books the kids have been reading! Materials: Construction paper in a variety of colors. Black permanent marker Titles of...
  5. Dr. Seuss Activities Share/Bookmark Cross-curricular activities for 15 Dr. Seuss books, including The Foot Book, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, If I Ran the Zoo, The Lorax, and more! The Foot Book   Paint with the kids’ feet and create your own Foot Book. Count the...

, ,

One comment on “M & M Counting Chart

  1. This was so cool, the children enjoyed it and so did I M & M’s yum yum

Leave a Reply

180,652 Spam Comments Blocked so far by Spam Free Wordpress