This “non-recipe” recipe will get the kids back into practicing their math facts. Then they get to eat the tasty results.


  • 1 sandwich-size zip-top bag per child
  • 1 set of math facts flash cards (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division)
  • Dry roasted peanuts
  • Popped popcorn
  • Corn nuts
  • Candies
  • Dried fruit: raisins, cranberries, apricots, apples, etc.
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chocolate chips
  • Banana chips
  • Cereal O’s or squares 


  1. Place all food items in individual bowls on work surface.
  2. Each child draws a flash card and gives the answer by counting the corresponding number of food items they want to add to their zip-top bag. If they get the answer correct, they add the food into their bag, if not, it goes back into the bowl.
  3. Play as long as the kids are engaged.
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