The following is a post from contributing writer, Paula, from Average Housewife.
Whether you bring your kids trick or treating or attend a church harvest party, they are bound to have too much candy at this time of year. I know I don’t want my kids ingesting all of that of sugar. They already have enough natural energy on their own. I also don’t want them to get bunch of cavities or sick tummies. That begs the question. What should we do with it all? Here are 5 great ways for your homeschool family to learn from all this extra candy.
- Math- Depending on the learning level of your child there are many ways to use your candy for math. Count the pieces of candy or measure the perimeter you make with all the Starbursts. The possibilities are endless.
- Writing- Try making sentences or a story using the names of the candies. Then put it on a poster board.
- Science- There are all kinds of science experiments you can do. See how the different candies affect your tastebuds with a blindfold test. Try a sink or float candy experiment. Write down your theories and results in your science notebook.
- Art- Get some glue and paper and make pretty picture with all your candy. You could also save the candy for Christmas time to decorate your gingerbread house.
- Health and Nutrition- Talk about the ingredients and calories and how eating the candy might affect your body. You can also show how long you would need to exercise to get rid of that amount of calories.