I found it very fascinating that November 4 is National Candy Day. It kinda makes sense, because a whole bunch of families have a lot of candy in the house right about this time. We thought it would be fun to celebrate National Candy Day with a few fun games, crafts, and even making candy recipes to enjoy.
My favorite candy to make from scratch is my homemade peanut butter fudge, but I was excited to find a whole bunch of family friendly candy recipes to try over the holidays. It will be good to have a few more recipes in my arsenal. The kids and I enjoy celebrating National Days – (May the 4Th Be With You anyone?) so today is the perfect time to experiment with new recipes.
Of course, if you found this post on any day that isn’t National Candy Day – you will still find lots of fun things you can do with candy besides eat it! Who knew you could use candy in so many different science experiments?
How to Make Pioneer Candy from Jamie Cooks it Up – Taffy. One of the things I have always wanted to make. Taffy party anyone?
Edible Chocolate Slime from Fun At Home With Kids – I’m pretty sure we are making this one as soon as I can get to the store for ingredients. What could be more fun than chocolate slime?
Candy Corn Math from Planning Playtime – We ALWAYS have too much candy corn in this house, even though we do not celebrate Halloween, this is a favorite fall harvest candy we eat in September and October and even November.
Candy Corn Preschool Printables from This Reading Mama – Again with the candy corn, and this time for your littles. These are so cute!
Candy Graphing from Teachers Pay Teachers – Any time you have leftover candy, you can turn it into a learning experience using this fun graph.
Candy Science from Little Bins for Little Hands – This site has so many wonderful posts about how to use candy for learning.
M & M Math for Upper Grades from Teachers Pay Teachers – Kinda rare to find something that uses candy for the upper grades, so this is exciting.
Christmas Candy Chemistry Experiments from Left Brain Craft Brain – Fascinating science behind these candy experiments.
Pop Rocks Science from Little Bins for Little Hands – This is something I’ve always wanted to do – so again with running to the grocery store!
Rock Candy Experiment from Blog Lovin’ – I remember when my sister was in high school Advanced Chemistry and they did an entire unit about making candy with Chemistry. I should have taken that class. This is a good start to do with your own kids at home.
Coordinate Graphing with Smarties from Teachers Pay Teachers – Teach graphing with a candy you probably have too much of right now!
Jelly Bean Stem from The Stem Laboratory – I’ve seen variations of this idea for several different kinds of candy. This is a great idea you can change up for any season!
Candy Corn Catapults from Frugal Fun for Boys – Oh my, this looks like so much fun!
Gum Drop Science from Little Bins for Little Hands – This is a cool thing to do with gum drops that isn’t the same old thing everyone else is doing.
Edible Candy Cane Playdough from Blessed Beyond a Doubt – My boys and I made this recipe ourselves and this is a post of mine on another site. It’s so yummy!
Making Candy Patterns from Simple Fun for Kids
Measuring with Candy from Buggy and Buddy
Candy Train Game (so cute!) from Play Trains
Jelly Bean Color Matching from Modern Preschool
Candy Cane Rhyme Game from Wise Owl Factory