Ideas for Halloween Candy
Maybe it’s because we have it in abundance, but I thought I’d share some ideas of what to do with all the Halloween candy your children have collected. Here is what we are planning on doing with ours:
* Make a graph
* Count and sort
* Take a taste test comparing different kinds
* Use a sour kind of candy (sour patch kids, skittles, lemonheads, nerds, etc.) and dissolve in 1/2 cup water. Add baking soda and watch it bubble. We did this and used lemonheads and sweetarts. The kids LOVED it!
* Skittles rainbow
* Survey: Do you like Snickers? Yes No. This is a great way to work on tallying and even graphing. Plus you have to taste test and that is loads of fun!
* There are lots of recipes that use candy in them. Add M&M’s to rice Krispie treats or cookies, use PB cups to top brownies or cupcakes, heath bar makes a great topping on cake too!
* Estimation: How many candy bars fit into a cup? A small bucket? What about smaller candy (will more or less fit)?
* Use Tootsie rolls and toothpicks to build sculptures or shapes.
* Guess the candy bar. Give your kids a sample with their eyes closed and allow them to taste and see if they can guess the candy.
* Make M&M patterns
* If you have a child’s birthday coming up, you could use it to fill a pinata… not sure I could get away with it, but I thought that could be useful.
* See if your candy sinks or floats.