Viviana from Totschooling is sharing 8 Oreo learning activities – I can’t think of a tastier way to learn! Be sure to stop by her site to check out other creative learning ideas like School Bus Letter Sorting, and cute craft ideas including a DIY raisin box puzzle.
Picture this scenario: You’ve been craving a little sweet treat, and frankly, you deserve it. So instead of waiting until the kids go to bed like you usually do, you go for it and grab a couple of your favorite Oreo cookies and hope the kids don’t see you. If it was anything else, like a healthy sandwich or that hummus dip you’ve been wishing they would try, your snack would have gone unnoticed. But kids seem to have a junk food radar and next thing you know they are begging you for a bite of that delicious Oreo cookie.
Ok, this may not be your life, but it’s a little too common at my house. So I figure if I’m going to give my kids a treat they are going to earn it. Count to 10! Sing the ABCs! Ok, I’m kidding. But seriously, why not try one of these Oreo cookie learning activities with your kids. You’ll be the coolest parent ever.
1. Engineering an Oreo Tower
Be careful, you need a lot of Oreos for this one. But the kids will be so busy trying to make the tallest tower, they’ll forget they are building with cookies!
2. Oreo Math
Write numbers on a piece of paper and have your kids place the correct amount of Oreos for each number. Or vice versa, let your kids count the Oreos and place the correct number next to each row. Or, you can modify this activity to practice addition and subtraction as well!
3. Letter or Sight Word Recognition
Write letters on a piece of paper and call out one letter at a time while your child covers each letter with an Oreo. Do this until all the letters are covered with Oreos. You can also do this activity with sight words!
4. Making Patterns
Use whole and half Oreos to practice making patterns.
5. Measuring with Oreos
How many Oreos long is my toothbrush? What about that cardboard tube? You can measure anything with Oreos!
6. Oreo Letters
Draw a letter on a piece of paper and have your child place Oreos over the lines to create Oreo letters!
7. Which one is Different?
Create several rows where one item in each row is different from the rest. You can draw these by hand or create them with stickers. Your child finds each picture that is different and covers it with an Oreo.
8. Oreo Tracing
This is harder than you think! Place Oreos on a sheet of paper and have your child trace around them. Keep tracing Oreos until the whole page is filled with O’s. Afterwards, your child can practice drawing O’s without the Oreos on another sheet of paper.
I hope you enjoy these ate… I mean eight ways to learn with Oreos! The size and shape of Oreo cookies make them a perfect manipulative for all kinds of activities. Can you think of any more?
Find more learning activities with everyday objects on my blog Totschooling:
Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early learning. She specializes in educational printable activities, which you can find on her blog Totschooling.