Fun candy experiments kids love. A great way to use up leftover candy from Easter, parties, Halloween, and Christmas!
Easter typically involves candy. Lots of candy. Too much candy for little stomachs! We got some science experiment mileage out of our Easter candy by seeing what we could do with our candy besides eating it!
First, we microwaved jelly beans and gummy bears. The jelly beans (above) developed an interesting stringy texture (photo above), while the gummy bears melted quickly into a shapeless, jello-type glob:
Then the kids, of course, wanted to repeat our growing gummy candy experiment!
They decided to see if stirring the gummy bears would speed up the process:
It didn’t seem to make any difference, apart from making the bears a little worse for the wear and tear. Lily’s wound up disintegrating, possibly due to fork-inflicted wounds.
But there was a beautifully dramatic difference the next morning:
Got peeps? Try making Peep play dough!
Want to combine candy and math? Here’s a simple statistics experiment that will stump most adults!
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Besides being fun, puzzles are an often overlooked educational tool. I’ve used puzzles to teach my children about the world. I also love using 4D Cityscape Time puzzles in our history lessons, as they allow children to see how historical events shape cities and countries.
I believe in hands on learning wherever possible, in all school subjects. So when I was offered the chance to review three new Dr. Livingston human body jumbo learning puzzles, I said yes. I knew these puzzles would be fantastic for teaching my children about the human body.
Using Puzzles to Teach Children About the Human Body
Snackable Science is another great edible science resource for kids:
What are your favorite candy experiments for kids?
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