Maybe you’re more self-disciplined than me and you have LOADS of leftover candy lying around your house. Maybe you don’t. In any case, here are some activities our homeschool group recently did with candy…AND a round-up of more FABULOUS IDEAS on using candy to learn.
After decorating paper bags (to store all their candy), we read Harriet’s Halloween Candy, a book that has some fabulous opportunities for making predictions and inferences…and a great lesson for what will happen if you eat too much candy.
Then the games began!
1. [download id="16"] (This Reading Mama FREEBIE; game with 1 die)
2. Boo Bump (3 dice addition game)
3. Sink or Float with Candy-a lesson on surface tension
4. Skittle Color Sorting - I used markers to color in each circle so MBug (currently 2 years old) would know where to put each color
6. The floating M- we focused on making predictions…what will happen if we put our M&M’s in water?
7. M&M Color Mixing- we mixed the primary colors to create the secondary colors
Here are some more YUMMY activities you can do with that leftover candy8. M&M Christmas Tree-making pictures with candy
9. M&M Graphing 10. Learning with the Monty Hall Puzzle and M&Ms 11. Painting with Jelly Beans 12. Candy Crafts 13. Tootsie Roll Pops: Making Math and Science Yummy 14. Candy Patterns 15. Gummy Bear Math 16. Don’t Eat Jack 17. Candy Experiments 18. Candy Sequencing 19. Candy Corn Reading Activities 20. Melting and Dissovling with Candy 21. Halloween Candy Sorting 22. Halloween Tonging and Sorting 23. Playing with Candy 24. M&Ms Corn Roll 25. Gumdrop Sculptures 26. Candy Experiements 27. M&M Games to Pass the Time 28. More Candy Experiments 29. Candy Experiments, Learning, Activities, Crafts, Recipes, and More! Like what you see? You can join This Reading Mama via RSS, Facebook, Twitter, or email! You can also follow me on Teachers Pay Teachers to receive updates when I post FREE, new downloads.