These gummy bear math printables will help your Pre-K and Kindergarten kids practice sorting, counting, and patterns. Its a quick-prep activity (as long as you have gummy bears on hand). Just print the pages, add gummy bears, and you’re ready.
I used the “classic” gummy bear colors of red, orange, yellow, green, and clear. These colors won’t be difficult to find, although there are some brands that make other colors. I used Haribo classic colors bears.
Gummy Bear Sorting
Children sort their gummy bears onto the bears on the mat, and then count the bears on each color. If you are doing this later in the year, you can have the children write the numbers on each color bear with a dry erase marker. I recommend laminating these mats or slipping them into page protectors, so you can wipe off the sticky candy to reuse year after year.
Gummy Bear Graph
Children place their gummy bears by color on the graph, count how many of each color, and compare colors to see which group has the most, least, or same amount.
Gummy Bear Patterns
This set includes the patterns: AB, ABC, AABB, AAB, and ABB. I recommend printing these and laminating so they can be wiped clean if they get sticky. The cards can be cut into individual cards or just leave four to a sheet. Children duplicate the bear pattern by either placing gummy bears directly on top of the bears on the card, or by placing the gummy bears on the table below the pattern card.
If you want children to continue a pattern, just have them place bears in a row beside the pattern card. You could even cut the pattern cards in half for children to continue the pattern and then check their answer with the other half.
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Graphics in these printables by Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.