I made this cute M&M Christmas pictures activity for Little Bear because he really loves do-a-dot pages, but I wanted to do something extra special for Christmas. Instead of dot markers, these Christmas pictures use red and green M&Ms to fill the circles.
I printed the M&M Christmas pictures off in color and laminated them. You can print them in black and white, too, but the circles will not look like different colors.
I hardly ever include candy in our preschool activities, but I figured it would be okay just this once. :) Little Bear was ecstatic when he saw the red and green M&Ms. He was happy to fill in the spaces of all the Christmas pictures. I was impressed with the care that he took to make sure the M&Ms were completely covering each blank circle.
After he finished covering the circles in each Christmas picture, he took off the M&Ms and we sorted them into piles of red and green. Next, we counted how many of each color had been used for that picture.
On the back of the picture, Little Bear wrote how many of each color M&Ms there were in the corresponding color of crayon.
We did this same thing with each Christmas picture, but we only did four of the pictures today. After all four of the pictures were covered, the M&Ms counted and recorded, I finally told Little Bear he could eat the M&Ms. He happily obliged.
This was such a fun activity and I plan on doing it again with the rest of the pictures on Christmas Eve or even on Christmas day. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with sneaking in a little learning on Christmas, right? ;)