Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes

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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™
 
3.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

54%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (5)
  • Fun (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pretend play (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (4)

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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Horrible chemical smell

Our two year old daughter loves puzzles. But when I opened the box, the chemical smell was horrible. It didn't go away at all after they were washed and/or put outside. The...Read complete review

Our two year old daughter loves puzzles. But when I opened the box, the chemical smell was horrible. It didn't go away at all after they were washed and/or put outside. The frosting and cupcake were difficult to pull apart and I don't think the shapes at the bottom of the cupcake tray assist them with learning shapes. Very disappointed in the product that she got for a Christmas gift.

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1.0

Horrible chemical smell

By Diana

from Minnesota

About Me Parent

Pros

    Cons

    • Finishing smell is horrible

    Best Uses

    • Nobody

    Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes™:

    Our two year old daughter loves puzzles. But when I opened the box, the chemical smell was horrible. It didn't go away at all after they were washed and/or put outside. The frosting and cupcake were difficult to pull apart and I don't think the shapes at the bottom of the cupcake tray assist them with learning shapes. Very disappointed in the product that she got for a Christmas gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    2.0

    great learning tool but hard to play with

    By Jessica

    from NYC

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Children

    Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes™:

    this would be a GREAT toy and learning tool - but most of the pieces stick together and if I can't take them apart how can my two year old???

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    2.0

    Not As Good As I Hoped

    By GiGi

    from Beaverton, OR

    About Me Grandparent

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bad Chemical Smell
      • Difficult To Assemble

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smart Snacks® Shape Sorting Cupcakes™:

        Our two year old grandson loves puzzles so I knew these cupcake shape sorters would be a hit. But when I opened the box, the chemical smell was horrible. It didn't go away at all after they were washed. The frosting and cupcake were so difficult to pull apart that I had to use a tool for a couple of them - not at all appropriate for toddlers and small children. Very disappointed...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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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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        1.0

        they smell like nail polish remover

        By Nicky

        from Mass

        Verified Buyer

        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...

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        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

        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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