Kindergarten Readiness – Halloween Math Snack

Cooking with kids can be fun–if the recipe is easy. Kids enjoy creating and tasting. Plus, the measuring, counting and adding are math skills used in a meaningful way. This recipe is called Monster Mix and fits right in with Halloween. It’s great for having at home, or taking a small container with you to keep a little kids fed and occupied. (It can keep them from turning into monsters.)

Round up some cereals and finger foods that your child can eat safely such as corn puffs, cheerios, fishy crackers, dried cranberries, raisins, and sunflower seeds. Find a small plastic scoop or container and a big bowl. Help your child measure a scoop of each. After each scoop, add a commentary, “Oh, you used 1 scoop of cheerios and 1 scoop of crackers. 1 scoop and 1 scoop makes 2 scoops. ” If your child is ready for some more complicated math, you may be able to find 1 small container and 1 big one. Measure how many small containers or scoops fit in the big one before adding to the bowl. For a Halloween treat, a few chocolate chips can be included, too. Now your child has made a batch of Halloween Monster Mix and practiced some skills for kindergarten readiness, too. Enjoy! Do you have any other fun and easy Halloween recipe suggestions?

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