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Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes

Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes

Item #LER 7347  | Ages 2+
$19.99
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Product Description
A delicious way to encourage shape and color identification and build fine motor skills! These two-part cupcakes pull apart to reveal a shape. Children must match up the shapes to put them back together. There is also a shape at the bottom of the pan to match as well. Shapes include circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon, star and heart.

Includes:

     • 8 cupcakes
     • 1 muffin pan

Each cupcake measures 2”H x 1.5”D

Grades: Toddler+

Common Core State Standards Alignment: 2-D Shapes, Measurement & Data

Learning Styles: Visual, Tactile

Skill Development:

Basic Concepts- Supports school readiness with exploration and identification of colors. Students can learn primary colors- blue, red, yellow and secondary colors- orange, green, purple with the cupcakes.

Fine Motor- Hand-eye coordination is encouraged as students fit the cupcakes into the pan.

Math- Counting the number of sides to a shape and sorting cupcakes teaches the concept of attributes.
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Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (4)
  • Fun (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pretend play (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Yummy Looking Way to Learn

    We received the Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes from Learning Resources & in addition to being ridiculously cute, they are a great teaching tool. The cupcake tops separate from the cups so that...Read complete review

    We received the Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes from Learning Resources & in addition to being ridiculously cute, they are a great teaching tool. The cupcake tops separate from the cups so that you can play a matching game- it's like a shape sorter but for older kids. In matching the shapes so that the cupcakes can be reassembled, the toy encourages shape recognition. {Shapes included are circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon, star, and heart.} Once your little one has matched the top & bottom of the cupcake, they must then match the cupcake's inner shape to the shape on the inside of the cupcake pan!

    The frosting on the cupcakes is very colorful &in addition to making it pretty & appealing, it encourages discussion of colors. My son likes to call them "dark" or "light" blue, green, etc. and for even younger kids, this is a great way to learn their colors in the first place!

    Whether your child is working on their shapes or colors, or just having fun, the whole time they'll also be working on their fine motor skills as they disassemble & reassemble the cupcakes & place them into the pan.

    This toy is recommended for kids ages 2-6, and since my son {age 4 1/4} has known his colors and shapes for quite awhile, we mostly use these as a very cute pretend play tool. We do still talk about the colors & shapes sometimes though & these would make a really fun and interactive way for kids on the younger end of the recommended age range to learn their colors and shapes or really cement the concepts.

    *I received this item for free to conduct this review. All opinions are my own & not influenced by this.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The smell. Wow.

    Like the other user, I am amazed at the smell of these. You can smell them as you walk into the room and I did wash thoroughly. Made in China for the win.

    Like the other user, I am amazed at the smell of these. You can smell them as you walk into the room and I did wash thoroughly. Made in China for the win.

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    1.0

    The smell. Wow.

    By babydirtybike

    from Edmonton AB

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

          Like the other user, I am amazed at the smell of these. You can smell them as you walk into the room and I did wash thoroughly. Made in China for the win.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          A Yummy Looking Way to Learn

          By {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker

          from Las Vegas, NV

          Pros

          • Educational
          • fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fine motor skills
            • Learning colors
            • Learning shapes
            • Pretend play

            Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

            We received the Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes from Learning Resources & in addition to being ridiculously cute, they are a great teaching tool. The cupcake tops separate from the cups so that you can play a matching game- it's like a shape sorter but for older kids. In matching the shapes so that the cupcakes can be reassembled, the toy encourages shape recognition. {Shapes included are circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon, star, and heart.} Once your little one has matched the top & bottom of the cupcake, they must then match the cupcake's inner shape to the shape on the inside of the cupcake pan!

            The frosting on the cupcakes is very colorful &in addition to making it pretty & appealing, it encourages discussion of colors. My son likes to call them "dark" or "light" blue, green, etc. and for even younger kids, this is a great way to learn their colors in the first place!

            Whether your child is working on their shapes or colors, or just having fun, the whole time they'll also be working on their fine motor skills as they disassemble & reassemble the cupcakes & place them into the pan.

            This toy is recommended for kids ages 2-6, and since my son {age 4 1/4} has known his colors and shapes for quite awhile, we mostly use these as a very cute pretend play tool. We do still talk about the colors & shapes sometimes though & these would make a really fun and interactive way for kids on the younger end of the recommended age range to learn their colors and shapes or really cement the concepts.

            *I received this item for free to conduct this review. All opinions are my own & not influenced by this.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Fantastic as always

            By Basilio

            from West Midlands

            Pros

            • Appealing
            • Educational
            • Engaging

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Colour recognition
              • Matching
              • Shape Recognition

              Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

              We are always looking to build up our supply of mathematics resources that will engage the children. This will be a firm favourite. The children hardly realise they are learning shape names.

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              • No

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              1.0

              They smell awful!

              By kefergus

              from holland, mi

              Pros

                Cons

                • hard to pull apart
                • Smell bad

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

                  I can't believe nobody else here has commented on the way they smell. They are gag worthy.

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                  5.0

                  Well made and lots of fun!

                  By Super Frugal Stephanie

                  from MA

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                        Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

                        You cannot go wrong with Learning Resources, their products make learning a ton of fun! You will ALWAYS receive a well made product that your child will want to open and use right away. They are great for at home and even in the classroom! The next time your looking for unique learning toys keep Learning Resources in mind!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Cute Cupcakes

                        By Crunchy Beach Mama

                        from SC

                        Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

                        Super cute little cupcakes to learn colors, sorting, and shapes. Can we played as a learning game or just to have fun with pretend food. The tray is a definite bonus!

                        My only issue was that some were a tad hard to pull apart for the little ones but I believe that as they get used more they loosen up.

                        *I received this product for free to chat about on my blog.

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                        5.0

                        A Sweet and Fun Educational Toy

                        By Second Time Around

                        from Salt Lake City, UT

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Educational
                        • fun

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Classroom
                          • Homeschool
                          • Imaginative play
                          • Preschool

                          Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

                          The cupcakes pull apart to reveal shapes and to put the cupcakes back together, you have to find the correct pieces of cupcakes (so the shapes that match). You can then match the shape to the bottom of the pan. The featured shapes align with the Kindergarten Common Core Math Standards which are circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon, star, and heart.

                          I love this cupcake set and so do my boys! It is tons of fun to play with and use for make-believe and it is also such a great learning tool. I use it to help my boys learn their colors and I love that it has a few colors outside of the primary colors. It's also a great way to help them learn and identify shapes. It also helps them with problem-solving and matching since they have to find the right pieces to put together to create the cupcakes and put them back in the pan. The cupcakes pull apart and put back together easily. The cupcakes and pan are made of quality materials and are very sturdy.

                          **Disclosure: I received the products I reviewed free of charge in order to do an honest review. No other compensation was received. My thoughts are 100% my own and others may have different opinions.**

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                          5.0

                          Awesome Product - Many ways to play

                          By Cassandra - The So Cal Coupon Mommy

                          from Beaumont, CA

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

                                My daughter can play with these for hours. She loves to take them all apart and match them all back up. Then we will sit with her and ask her for certain color ones to help her work on identifing the colors. These are amazing and have multiple uses. In addition the learning the kids would LOVE to also use them in their play kitchen. Once a week it seems like we have cupcakes "in the oven" before we can play with them.

                                They created these the perfect size for little hands, they can easily get a hold of them and do what they want as far as putting them together and adding them to the pan.

                                I love all the amazing, bright and viberant colors that they used for these cupcakes. They make them fun and attractive to the little ones.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                A Super Sweet way to Learn our Shapes!

                                By Bekki

                                from Springfield, IL

                                Pros

                                • Funbrightshapescolor

                                Cons

                                • Slightly Hard To Pull Apa

                                Best Uses

                                • Fun
                                • Learning colors
                                • Learning shapes
                                • Pretend play

                                Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

                                There are plenty of things you can learn with the shape sorting cupcakes other than just learning your shapes. Of course pretend play is a great tool that teaches all kinds of things and then you can ask your child what color the star is or maybe ask them to find you the blue cupcake. Tons of ways to learn and tons of fun and at a pretty affordable price!! They were a little hard to pull apart at first but after time they loosened up

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Bake and Learn

                                By Planet Weidknecht

                                from Pflugerville, TX

                                Pros

                                • Colorful
                                • Creative
                                • Educational
                                • fun
                                • Sturdy
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Classroom Materials
                                  • Learning activities
                                  • Pretend play

                                  Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

                                  Everyone loves cupcakes! Learning Resources has created this brand new toy for 2013 to draw children into immediate pretend play. While children "bake" and "eat" these little Shape Sorting Cupcakes, they will find there are tons of learning activities built right into the toy.

                                  Children can practice color recognition with the delicious-looking frosted cupcakes. A quick sorting of primary colors (blue, red, yellow) leaves the secondary colors (orange, green, purple), plus a delightful pink and turquoise cupcake!

                                  The tray holds all eight cupcakes and each cupcake features a different shape on the bottom that matches the shape in the tray slot. Children can learn and practice shape names, while sharing cupcakes with brothers, sisters, and friends.

                                  In addition, the frosting comes off the cake part of the cupcake, creating another form of shape sorting and matching for children. The cupcakes are made for smaller hands, so they fit perfectly in a preschooler's hands.

                                  Extend your children's play by asking them what flavor frosting might be green, blue, or pink. Challenge their memory skills by asking them which color has a heart shape on the bottom. There are so many ways to play with the Shape Sorting Cupcakes!

                                  Disclaimer: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

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