Monday, October 31, 2011

What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

After all of the trick-or-treating, when the candy has been counted and the costumes have (finally) been removed (is there a Guinness Book record for longest consecutive days of costume-wearing?), that is when we parents grapple with what to do with the excess sugar in our homes.

I love the idea, from the SouleMama blog, of inviting the Candy Fairy to take the remaining Halloween candy at midnight tonight, but I wasn't organized enough to plan ahead for this fairy's arrival and prepare my little ones.

Instead, I solicited help from my upstairs neighbor who is a biology professor at Tufts University, and founder of SciSpark.com, a secular science enrichment resource for homeschoolers and others looking to enhance science learning. He got straight to work over the weekend devising a series of excellent left-over Halloween candy experiments to perform with our kids.


Click here for SciSpark's ideas on Halloween Candy Science and visit SciSpark often for some fantastic science resources!

Happy Halloween!

8 comments:

  1. This is awesome. Thanks. Our kids are using their candy to buy a toy. We'll then use the candy for science -- thanks.

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  2. Great ideas. Over the weekend I had my girls glue their candy onto a cardboard haunted house I made. Sorta like decorating a gingerbread house!

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  3. Oh what great ideas, trading candy for toys and making crafts, in addition to experiments. It will be a busy week.... -Kerry

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  4. Cool! Great suggestion from you and fantastic suggestions from your neighbor! I hadn't seen SciSpark before; thanks for the link.

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  5. I just discovered your blog through the Natural Parenting Group. We reuse our candy by putting in in little stockings hand delivering them to our neighbors, friends, and family. Gotta get it our of the house somehow lol

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  6. Katie, thanks so much for visiting the blog. Great tip about leftover candy! I hope you'll stop by here again soon. -Kerry

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  7. The Twizzler experiment on SciSpark looks really fun. We'll have to try it sometime. I also have a bunch of candy experiments on my website, at candyexperiments.com.

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  8. Thanks for visiting, Loralee, and for your website link. -Kerry

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