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.


About mochellysue

I am former kindergarten teacher now a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids! My husband and I have been married for almost ten great years.

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