As I started collecting materials for the beginning of spring, I realized that I have many sweet activities for jelly beans. First, why not make sure that your students can recognize their color words by using this simple but effective jelly bean coloring sheet?
Coloring Jelly Beans 2
For a math lesson, you could sort, count and graph, either by making a real graph or this bar graph:
Graph Jelly Beans Bar
For small group reading, I made two different books for my high group and for my on-grade level group when I was in kindergarten. I hope you enjoy these books that reinforce K sight words. I made both of these as half-size books - I printed each book on three pieces of paper front and back, stapled them along the mid-line, then folded them.
Here Are Jelly Beans
Do You Like Jelly Beans
These pattern strips can be used in a small-group math lesson or in centers (if you trust your students with real jelly beans). I prefer to do it in a small group and give each child their own Ziploc bag filled with jelly beans.
Pattern Jelly Bean Strips
If you like these activities, please let me know by leaving a comment below. I'd really like to share activities that are useful to all my sweet friends out there!