What to do with all this extra candy?
1- Science experiment:
Teach children about acid content. Place a candy in a bowl with a little bit of water. Add a teaspoon of baking soda. If the solution bubbles, then this candy is acidic. Try with a variety of candies such as Lemonheads, Nerds, skittles, m&ms etc…
2-Candy Graphing Math:
Create graphs of the various candies. (Sample taken from www.justreed-ashley.blogspot.com)
3- Licorice stamps:
Use the thin licorice strings (untwist) create a pattern on jar lids and use as a stamp. Children can create letters and numbers as well.
4- Blessing Boxes:
Create Sweet Blessings boxes filled with candy and donate to a local charity.
5- Candy Jar:
Kids are asked to bring extra candy to school. These can be placed in a jar that the teacher can use for rewards to the class. (Sample taken from www.decoart.com)
6- Paint with skittles and m&m:
Separate the candy by color. Dissolve the candy in a little bit of water and use like watercolors! (Sample taken from www.artprojectsforkids.org)
7-Twizzlers and string licorice to make letters:
Create cards with uppercase and lowercase letters. Laminate them and have children create these letters using licorice.
Teach children important sequencing skills by creating candy patterns that they have to follow. This is a great classroom activity for little ones. (Sample taken from classroomfreebies.com)
9- Candy Sorting:
Use tweezers to pick up and sort candy by color. This works on pincer strength.
10- Donate the candy to our troops:
Donate extra candy to our troops at www.treats4ourtroops.org