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Since our son’s fourth birthday, I have printed numerous items from the internet to use in our home-preschooling. Those have worked well, but I recently decided to try my hand at creating my own activities for Sawyer.
What better way to get kids interested in an activity then to incorporate their favorite foods? For Sawyer, I decided to start with Goldfish crackers.
He loves eating their Colors variety when snacking before dinner. He tells me the colors as he eats them, so they are yummy and educational – time to step it up a notch!
Since I can easily pick up Goldfish crackers at Walmart, I wasted no time getting started on my ideas. I headed to my local store and found them on the aisle with the rest of the crackers. I was happy to see the cartons are currently on Rollback, so I can save money and make learning fun. Win-win!
With the snacks in my cart, I headed home to plan my activities. Math-related lessons came to mind first, since we would have lots of Goldfish crackers to work with. I fired up my computer and got to work making a few worksheets that Sawyer would enjoy completing.
The most obvious preschool activity using Goldfish snacks was counting. I also decided to go with sorting (perfect for the Goldfish Colors crackers) and addition. The last one would be relatively new to my son, but I knew he’d enjoy getting to make with the snacks — so I went ahead and created it.
Once it was time to do some home-preschool activities, I brought out the carton and papers. The kiddo was happy to see he’d get to play with his snack. We began with the counting page, which also fosters number recognition. He had it finished in no time!
Mom Tip: Put the worksheets in sheet protectors or laminate them so you can use them again and again!
Next up was the sorting activity. The Colors variety of Goldfish snacks makes this so fun, with their different shades. Sawyer and I discussed grouping items that are the same, and I had them sort his crackers by color. Counting can also be used here, as I asked Sawyer to put a certain number of Goldfish crackers into each color bubble.
Saving the more difficult to the last, we moved onto addition. With this one, I added crackers into the first two squares, and asked Sawyer to add together and put the answer using Goldfish crackers into the third box.
Once he had the hang of it, he was able to put the right answer in the last box every time! He had to dust his hands off on that job well done.
At the end of our activities, Sawyer was more than happy to eat his Goldfish crackers. He loved ‘doing school’ that day, since he was able to do it with food! He loved getting to munch on the learning materials once the lessons were over.
Download the free printables for the preschool activities using Goldfish crackers by clicking the image below!