M&M Sorting

Sorting is an important pre-curser skill for Math & Reading, so we like to sort every chance we get! Since Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is full of colors, we decided this would be a fun time to sort colorful candy (we chose M&M’s) to continue talking about colors in a math setting. After sorting the M&M’s by color, practice counting & adding before the gobbling begins!


  • Bowls or cups
  • Colored Candy (We used M&M’s)


  1. Place a cup of M&M’s in front of the child, and 6 empty cups around it.
  2. Place one color in each cup, and then let the child start sorting from their cup!
  3. Use these worksheets to do some M&M addition and subtraction.

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Author: Tawni

Tawni is a former special education teacher, now stay-at-home momma. She spends her days reading, cooking with lots of cheese, listening to professional choral music, and tickling her baby boy, Cy. She lives with her husband and son in Utah.

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