This is a fun activity that includes sorting, counting, adding, and graphing. I purchased theater size boxes of Lemonhead and Friends from the Dollar Tree store or at Halloween time there are snack size packages. Each child ended up with 15 - 20 candies.
I teach 1st and 2nd graders together and this is perfect for both grades. I encouraged my higher level second graders to come up with more addition and subtraction problems for their friends.