Fun Colors with Goldfish crackers

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Goldfish wants you to plant your vote for the next Goldfish cracker color! We just planted our vote, and you can too (plant your vote here). Our family loves Goldfish crackers for many reasons, but one of the most important one is that they are made with 100% real cheese. In addition, I have learned that Goldfish Colors are sourced from plants, yes, plants!

  1. Red: The red Goldfish crackers are colored using a mix of red beet juice concentrate and paprika extracted from sweet red peppers.
  2. Green: The green Goldfish crackers color comes from watermelon & Huito juice concentrates mixed with extracted Turmeric. That’s Huito. Pronounced wee-toe. 
  3. Yellow: The yellow Goldfish crackers color comes from extracted Turmeric. 
  4. Blue: Our subtle blue crackers come from Huito (derived from South American fruit) and Watermelon juice concentrates. 
  5. Orange: annatto extracted from the seed of the achiote tree.
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These limited-edition crackers have no artificial flavors or preservatives in these colors. Our colorful snacks made us realize that they also make a great educational tool. Not only did we discuss where the Goldfish Colors come from, but we also got to participate in a super easy and fun activity: color sorting using our Goldfish crakers and different items we found around the house.

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Sorting is a beginning math skill, and it is never too early to start. You may think that early math is about learning numbers and quantity, but there's so much more to it. By sorting, children understand that things are alike and different as well as that they can belong and be organized into certain groups. Getting practice with sorting at an early age is important for numerical concepts and grouping numbers. Today we combined our favorite colorful snacks with an educational activity. Can you think of an activity you can do with your children using Goldfish Colors crackers? If so, I would love to hear about it in the comment section. 

Don't forget to plant your vote here for the next Goldfish Color