Welcome to our Halloween Candy roundup! We have 40 links to everything CANDY! There are Sensory activities, Science experiments, tons of Math ideas, fun Arts & Crafts, some Language ideas, ways to Bake with sweets and more!
You won’t have to fear this year that your child’s Halloween stash will all have to be eaten. With many of these activities – your child will have FUN, will be LEARNING, and will be saving their TEETH!
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So without further ado…here are the 40+ Halloween Candy Activities!
Blog Me Mom has a “monsterific” idea using playdough and leftover candies!
This Sensory Bin from The Chaos and the Clutter uses candies and pompoms for a fun invitation to play.
Candy Corn Foam Dough doesn’t use sweets, but is perfect for Halloween play from Learn Play Imagine.
Chocolate and Vanilla Playdough and Cocoa Sensory Tray stimulate your child’s cocoa receptors from One Time Through.
Candy Experiments for Kids and Preschool Science: Exploring Candy are a great place to start if you have a preschooler from Gift of Curiosity.
Dissolving Candy Pumpkins Science from Lemon Lime Adventures is a fun observation activity.
Dissolve the M off an M&M with Candy Science for kids at Coffee Cups and Crayons.
Blow up a balloon with sweets doing the Balloon Experiments from Learn Play Imagine.
Reading Confetti has a Chocolate Bar Sink or Float experiment.
There are 3 sweet Experiments to develop observation skills at Teach Mama.
Mama Smiles has even more Candy Experiments – including a growing gummy bear experiment.
School age children will love Making Potions out of candy with Housing a Forest.
Kids Activities Blog has a few great Experiments Using Leftover Halloween Candy perfect for school-age scientists interested in WHY things happen.
Check out the fun science, math, and crafts using Gummy Worms from Left Brain Craft Brain.
Make an Edible Rock Cycle using Starburst candies with Lemon Lime Adventures.
Love the gorgeous artistic results of this Candy Chromatography experiment from Mama Miss!
How to Use Halloween Candy for Sneaky Fun Learning has tons of ideas for sorting goodies from Teach Mama.
Simple Candy Corn Counting from No Time For Flashcards is perfect for preschoolers.
Another preschooler appropriate math project: Pumpkin Teeth Math at JDaniel4’s Mom. And learn about Shapes with Candy as well as find instructions to make a cute Halloween treat bag.
Candy Sequencing for Toddlers/Preschoolers from Toddler Approved.
Toddler Candy Sorting and Wrapper Craft from Totschooling – although this post is Valentines Day themed, you can use the ideas for Halloween and just use skittles, M and Ms and a pumpkin shape (you’ll see what I mean when you check it out!)
Make Candy Corn Math number templates with The Preschool Toolbox.
Preschool Math with Candy including graphing, pattern making, addition and subtraction perfect for preschoolers from Preschool Powol Packets.
Candy Corn Math Printable Pack from Royal Baloo includes basic addition, subtraction, estimation, and word problems appropriate for kindergarteners/grade ones.
Jellybean Math – Have your kindergartener/grade 1 student practise their basic addition using these flashcards and small candies from Mama Miss.
Have older kids? Use Candies to Learn Fractions from Inspiring NH Kids.
ARTS & CRAFTS CONFECTIONS
Get your kids outside searching for supplies and then make this Candy Corn Tree Craft from Your Modern Family.
Candy Corn Inspired Crafts – Make a flower pot, bunting and picture frame using candy corn as inspiration from The Chirping Moms.
Starburst Candy Mosaic – Make mosaic art with your flat candies from Mama Miss.
Turkey Wrapper Craft and Candy Corn Scarecrow from Housing a Forest. The scarecrow would make a great gift!
Twizzler Candy Bracelets are fun to make and then eat from Kids Activities Blog.
Find the Ultimate Guide to Painting with Candy at Housing a Forest (love the licorice stamping!).
Make Glossy Paint out of Leftover Skittles at Mama Papa Bubba.
The Candy Train game from Play Trains! incorporates counting, letter recognition and reading practise!
All you need are cups and candy for these Halloween Candy Activities and Games from Kids Activities Blog.
OTHER CANDIED IDEAS!
Why do they call it Candy “Corn”? from Happy Hooligans.
Make some super yummy Candy Corn Cookies from The Inspired Treehouse.
Homemade Lollipops – Break up and use a variety of hard sweets to make these gorgeous, and colourful lollipops from Meaningful Mama.
Still have candy left over? Make this Halloween Angel Food Cake with a recipe from Family Food and Travel.
And that’s it for our amazing Halloween Candy roundup! Hope you found some inspiration for this year’s candy stash.
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Anne at Left Brain Craft Brain says
Love all these candy ideas! I can’t wait for Halloween so I can use up some instead of eating it 🙂 Thanks for including our Gummy Worm activities.
Sue Lively says
I know Anne – especially the science experiments! So much fun! Best, Sue
Wow, so many ideas! We will definitely be doing some of these after Halloween!
Sue Lively says
Yes – much better than eating all the candy!
Theres Just One Mommy says
So many great things to do with all that candy!
Sue Lively says
Hope you found some fun ideas to try There’s Just One Mommy! Best, Sue
Dorothy Boucher says
absolutely love all these fun and creative ways to use the Halloween candy, I have used skittles candy before to make water paint but will be trying a few others out here 🙂 thanks for share @tisonlyme143
Sue Lively says
The Skittles paint ideas was a new one for me. Have to try it! Glad you found some fun ideas Dorothy! Best, Sue
LEE HARDY says
Great ideas, good job.
Sue Lively says
Thanks for dropping by Lee! Hope you found what you were looking for! Best, Sue