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
 
3.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No 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

 

Not As Good As I Hoped

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...Read complete review

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...

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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

      Comment on this review

      (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

      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

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                  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 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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