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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, diamond, 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
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (4)
  • Fun (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pretend play (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    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

     

    Smell of product is very strong

    Product is excellent other than the horrible acetone smell. I have washed them twice and left them outside over night in -20 weather and they still smell. Not sure if they are safe...Read complete review

    Product is excellent other than the horrible acetone smell. I have washed them twice and left them outside over night in -20 weather and they still smell. Not sure if they are safe enough for my toddler to play with.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Smell of product is very strong

    By Laura

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Horrible Smell
    • Really Bad Odor

    Best Uses

    • Creative Development
    • Family Time
    • Imaginative Play
    • Indoor

    Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

    Product is excellent other than the horrible acetone smell. I have washed them twice and left them outside over night in -20 weather and they still smell. Not sure if they are safe enough for my toddler to play with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    they smell like nail polish remover

    By Nicky

    from Mass

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

          I ran them through my dishwasher twice and the smell mostly went away. I hope the company addresses the source of this odor, as it is concerning (I hope it isn't harmful?) because this is a great toy otherwise. My daughter really likes to play with them.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Strong Plastic Smell...

          By Mommy of 4

          from ME

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Very cute

          Cons

          • Hard To Use As Directed
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • As Ordinary Play Food

          Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes:

          The peices stick together and are hard to pull apart...as directed for use.... multiple adults tried... using as cupcakes in our play kitchen instead as they truly are adorable in person!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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