I don’t think there’s a thing young children like more than candy.
Okay, maybe ice cream. But it’s got to be a close competition.
If you ever want to make math more fun, just start by switching the word problem phrase “Susie has three apples” to “Susie has three pieces of candy” and watch the kids’ faces.
They’re infinitely more interested in the outcome.
So I thought that candy would be a fun theme to use for a simple skip counting center and that’s how this Candy Bag Count! Skip Counting Activity was born!
This is a perfect second grade math center, because it’s standards-aligned to help students practice skip counting by fives, tens, and hundreds.
Plus, it’s just plain fun!
Read on to get your copy. And for more counting practice, don’t miss our Apple Tree Ten Frame Counting Mats!
Candy Bag Skip Counting Activity for Kids
To use this hands on skip counting activity, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Hook and loop sticky dots
- Dry erase markers (optional)
- Child-safe scissors (optional)
- Glue stick (optional)
This is a one-time prep activity, so you can set it up and then let students get started!
This product includes:
- Two color count by 5 candy bags
- Two color count by 10 candy bags
- Two color count by 100 candy bags
- Two pages of color skip counting candy pieces
- A line art version
- And a set of instructions!
Students can choose any number to start and then proceed to choose the correct candy pieces to count by five, ten, or one hundred from there.
There are also blank candy pieces. Use these with dry erase markers or dry erase crayons to challenge students to come up with their own counting sequence!
Need to save on ink? Use this skip counting activity with Astrobright paper (my personal favorite).
If you’re homeschooling or using this for a one-time lesson, you can skip the sticky dots and laminator. Just let students cut and paste the correct numbers in the right candy bag!
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