Jelly Bean Learning Activities

Make your lessons educational and sweet at the same time!

Estimation, sorting, and counting-

How many do you have altogether?
How many of each color do you have?
How many jelly beans can fit into one cup?


How many inches are your jelly beans when laid end-to-end in a straight line?
How many jelly beans make an inch, a foot, and a yard?
How many jelly beans are in a decimeter and meter?
How many grams does one jelly bean weigh?
How many grams do 50 jelly beans weigh?


Graph the number of each color. CLICK HERE for a printable graph.

Create patterns, such as red, yellow, orange, and have your child continue the pattern.


Create different shapes with the jelly beans.

Addition and subtraction/ Multiplication and division-

Use the jelly beans as manipulatives to solve math problems.


First, fill 10 Easter eggs with a random number of jelly beans and hide them. Number each egg on the outside with a permanent marker. Have your children/students find the eggs. (If you do not want to have your children or students hunt for the eggs, fill a basket with them.) As your child/student opens each egg, have him record the number of jelly beans in each. Last, have him calculate the mean, median, mode, and range.  CLICK HERE for the printable.
Find the probability of picking jelly beans from a bag. CLICK HERE for the printable.

Use jelly beans to form the letters in the words.

It turns out that jelly beans aren’t just for Easter. Did you know that April 22nd is National Jelly Bean Day?

For more Easter activities, click HERE