Sunday, November 7, 2010

candy...candy...what to do?

So….you have masses of candy. Masses. What do you do with all of it and avoid eating it all? Daddy recently did a cool sort with the kids of their Halloween collection. He had them survey their treasures and then sort them into piles of “like” candies…..I am personally a fan of Hudson’s pile of PB cups.

Peanut Butter….a sure way to mommy’s heart.

But here’s the deal…there is a lot more that you can do with that mass amount of sugar sitting in your home, beckoning your name. Asking you to eat it. Here’s just a few ideas…and because you are awesome, I am sure you have a few of your own – or you’ve already done some yourself with your satchel of sweets.

  • sort by brand
  • sort by chocolate, hard candy, chewy candy
  • sort by wrapper color
  • sort by size
  • make a graph of the colors of wrappers
  • estimate how many pieces total
  • group by 5s, 10s, etc. and count
  • draw a turkey on construction paper and glue candies to him
  • open a few different types: hypothesize if they will change at all if left out, if heated in the microwave, if frozen
  • open candies, dump them out and save the wrappers. See if you can write a story together using the wrappers as part of the story and glue them in as the “words”. (EX: The astronaut flew to the Milky Way./My cat is named kit-kat and sometimes (tootsie) rolls over.)

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