Valentine's Day Game For Kids: Guess How Many

Who first came up with the idea to put things in a jar and guess "How Many"? Well, whoever they were must have had kids. This activity is perfect for little and big minds alike. Here are some early concepts guessing How Many promotes: 
  • Introduction into estimation (we first estimated how many we thought were in the jar)
  • Team work (we talked over our answers)
  • Decision making ( we made a decision as to how many and wrote it down)
  • Counting (counted out loud together all the lollies in the jar)
  • Togetherness (we did the activity as a family, encouraged the importance of being happy for the winner, and shared our winnings)

Guessing and Writing...

There were 22 lollies in the jar.


  1. What a great idea! It teaches so many problem solving and estimating skills.

  2. Such a cute idea!

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I linked to your blog as we tried the idea you shared a while back of making a road with painter's tape. We added a little Valentine's twist to ours and are loving it!
    Thanks for your great ideas!

  4. That is cute! How won?

  5. my husband, ironically guessed clossest with 24, my son guessed 40 and my daughter guessed 33. I knew how many were in, so i didn't guess

  6. that was my guess, I guessed 22,
    do I win a lollie?

    I have an award for you on my blog ;)



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