These 7 posts all focus on different things, counting, color matching, threading, writing, painting, and even science! I LOVE Halloween candy and I am not talking about eating it. I am talking about how effective a little novelty can be to spark your child’s interest in learning. I like doing candy related ideas after Easter and Halloween when we already have the candy and I want to USE it up. I get asked a lot when I post marshmallow crafts how I keep my kids from eating too much while playing. Well usually ( this didn’t work one time with my daughter) I set aside a small bowl with a reasonable amount of candies and tell them if they don’t eat the candy we are playing with they can have the small bowl when we are done. It usually works. An alternative could be that for every candy they sneak you remove one from their after activity stash. It’s never been a huge issue though, they are too busy having fun.
Here are 7 fun ideas for Halloween candy learning !
Candy Experiments from Teachmama.com
Treat Tally Printable from PBS Parents <—- print this out NOW and keep count of your candy from last night!
How To Make Skittle Paint from Teach Preschool
How do YOU use candy for learning? Tell us and link your ideas in comments!