Halloween is over, and now you have PILES of candy! Your kids have candy! You have candy left over at home! You have candy that you don't want to eat, so what are you going to do with all of it?! If you're anything like me you want to get rid of it as quickly as possible so you don't eat it all, right?!
One fun activity is to have students BUILD with their Halloween candy! They love doing this because they are able to take their candy and create something out of it! Be careful with any allergies you might have in class though, to make sure that you aren't exposing students with peanut allergies to candy they shouldn't be touching! We used toothpicks and candy, that was it!
Have your students compare their candy to see which one will weigh more! This is a great way for them to guess and then check their answers! It was interesting to see which candy was the heaviest in the class as well!
Watching anything in water is fun because students are able to see it happen! Use clear cups so then students won't have to touch or move the cups to watch this happen! We filled each cup with water, and then labeled the cups with what kind of candy we were putting in! Then they guessed which candy would dissolve the fastest, and we watched to see what would happen. We left our cups for a few days, until they started to smell, so we could see what happened over a longer time!
Using a balance scale I had students weigh candy! This was a great way for them to practice their reasoning as well as they were putting the weights on! Plus, they had to use math as they were totaling the weights to figure out the total!
Another way to use the extra candy is to count all of the different types of candy that were brought in! Students can estimate and guess which candy they think the class will have the most of!
If you love these ideas, and are looking for ways to have your students record these answers, feel free to check out my Candy Math and Science where I have all of this explained and all of your recording sheets ready for you!!