My kids love to learn. I know that may sounds crazy to some but seriously, my littlest is like a sponge right now. Every time we walk down the hall at school he is counting every coat rack and adding up how many book bags he sees. When we’re in the car, he’s constantly asking what’s this plus this mom? Or what do you get when you take this away from this mom? Sometimes I can’t help but laugh because his love of learning really keeps me on my toes. But once I’m done giggling thinking about the fact that he one day may be a mathematician, all I really want to do is foster is love of learning and find new and creative ways to make it fun. Because while he goes with the worksheets that get send home from school, when I can set fun kid’s math printables in front of him that combine his love of learning with snack time….well, it’s a pretty awesome feeling!
Coming up with these fun kid’s math printables was an adventure it itself. You see, math worksheets are the thing that my son reaches for first in his book bag. He even asks me to print him more off my computer when he’s done. But recently as I watched him sit and work on his math worksheet while eating his Goldfish® crackers, an idea popped into my head. After watching him get distracted time and time again by the snack he loves to eat and play with, I decided the only thing to do was combine his love of learning with his love of Goldfish crackers. After taking a look at the worksheets he was working on, I headed to my computer, got a little creative and came up with addition and subtraction sheets that would allow him to use his Goldfish crackers as a tool to help with his learning.
After whipping up both options, I sent them to the printer so that I could pair them with his new favorite flavors of Goldfish crackers, Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel crackers, Goldfish Mix Chocolate Mint + Pretzel crackers and Goldfish Mix Honey Mustard + Pretzel crackers!
Print Your Addition Fun with Goldfish crackers worksheet here!
Print your Subtraction Fun with Goldfish crackers worksheet here!
Once my newly created and awesomely fun printables came out of the printer, I couldn’t wait to give them to my little guy. But before I did, I wanted to make sure they could be used time and again for addition and subtraction fun. So I quickly grabbed some laminating sheets and secured my printables inside.
Then I pulled out a few washable markers to pair with my freshly laminated and re-usable printable.
With my printables ready, I poured my Goldfish Mix cracker options into small containers and presented them to my waiting son. At first he just went for his beloved Goldfish crackers. But then he realized like I did that this favorite snack is good for so much more than just eating; it’s perfect for crafts and even learning fun!
As I showed him how to place his Goldfish crackers on top of the images on his printables to make addition and subtraction easier, his eyes lit up.
Because while in the past he had used pointing to add and subtract numbers, he soon discovered that adding Goldfish crackers to his printable for addition and eating them away for subtraction was much more fun.
I watched in delight as his love of learning grew even more thanks to the addition of my fun kid’s math printables and his beloved Goldfish crackers.
And we both quickly discovered together that the amazing taste of Goldfish seasonal crackers add some extra fun to after school activities. With a fun look and a perfect combination of kid-friendly flavors and pretzels, they truly are a welcome way to change up learning with the snack my child already loves.
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So what are you waiting for? Be sure to print out my fun kid’s math printables and then get creative with your own child to discover that snack time and learning time can come together in a truly awesome way with help from Goldfish crackers!
Tell me, how do you make learning fun using Goldfish crackers?