Stop! Don’t eat all that candy in your house. Save some of it to learn with!
Candy is very motivating for kids and can be a great learning tool–it just makes learning more fun!
How to Learn with Candy
There are tons of ways to learn with candy. We done a number of candy activities over the years and here are some of our favorites!
Candy Corn Science Experiments
Grab your candy corn and get ready for fun! These simple candy corn science experiments are sure to wow your kids.
Simple Skittles Science
This two ingredient science experiment is very cool. Watch what happens to skittles in water!
Candy Bar Sink or Float
Chart your candy bars’ buoyancy during this fun activity from Reading Confetti!
Spelling with M&Ms
Inspiration Laboratories created fun spelling activities using M&Ms. That is definitely more fun than writing your words three times each.
Take the M off an M&M
This is one of our favorites–take the M off an M&M with something you already have in your house! It’s so cool!
Mentos and Diet Coke Geyser
It’s a classic for a reason! Your kids will shriek as the candy and soda explosion occurs.
Candy Balloon Experiments
If you have Nerds or Pop Rocks then you have to try this balloon experiment from Learn Play Imagine–it’s so much fun!
Gummy Bear Science
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails (one of our fab contributors!) experimented with gummy bears. Another super easy and super cool activity. A great one to use to get kids to make observations.
Candy Corn Counting
Who wouldn’t love to play with candy corn trees? I know I would! Reading Confetti even has another fun candy activity perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids.
Exploding Peep Geysers
Exploding anything is sure to grab kids’ attention! Housing a Forrest experimented with ghost Peeps for this fun candy geyser activity, but any of the Peep varieties work too. Try it today!
Go on! It’s okay to play with your food when there’s learning involved!
What is your favorite candy activity? We are definitely partial to the candy science experiments!