As soon as the temperature starts to drop, we love to welcome the seasonal change with some hot chocolate and marshmallows. Recently, as we were pouring our marshmallows into our cups, it turned into an impromptu counting game. My preschooler insisted that she wanted the most, so we compared the numbers in each cup to make sure that she had the largest amount. Whenever a favorite tasty treat can take on different forms of fun and learning, it’s a winning combination! Here are some hot chocolate math and science activities that are sure to engage your little ones in some fun hands-on learning.
Hot Chocolate Math and Science Activities
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Practice one-to-one correspondence with these free Hot Chocolate Counting Mats from The Measured Mom.
Print this free Hot Cocoa Addition game from Playdough to Plato which can easily be made hands-on by using white pom-poms or cotton balls as manipulatives.
Investigate measurement, estimation, and volume with this hands-on Hot Chocolate Math Activity from Math Geek Mama.
Grab some marshmallows and dice to practice Number Decomposing with this fun math game from Playdough to Plato.
Practice making tally marks to collect data with this Marshmallow Math Game from Growing Kinders.
This Hot Chocolate Science Activity will surprise your little ones as they see their cup of cocoa take life!
Investigate how chocolate powder dissolves with this STEM Hot Chocolate Temperature Experiment from Creative Family Fun.
Analyze how temperature affects the speed at which marshmallows melt with this Hot Cocoa Science Experiment from Science Sparks.
Use those leftover marshmallows to build a Marshmallow Catapult using this fun STEM activity from It’s Always Autumn.
Don’t forget the hot chocolate! This set includes a wide variety of flavors that we love to use for our taste tests.
PRINTABLE WINTER THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. We have a variety of lesson plan sets that work well as winter themes. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set currently includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) 10 Little Trees Winter Song and Number Cards (in color and b/w)
2) Get Dressed for Winter Activity Mats and Clothing (in color and b/w)
3) Hot Cocoa Counting Mats 1-20 (in color and b/w)
4) Winter Color Matching Puzzles
5) What Can We Do in Winter? Emergent Reader (4 versions)
6) Child and Snow Angel Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Matching (in color and b/w)
7) Winter Number Cards 0-35 (3 versions in color and b/w)
8) Winter Roll and Graph (in color and b/w)
9) Winter Tree Dice Game (in color and b/w)
10) Winter Picture-Word Cards
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