Hands-On Learning with Halloween Candy3 min read
When it comes to Halloween, who doesn’t want to get ready and dressed up? And who wouldn’t love to have some candies on that very day? But what becomes horrible is at the end we end up with lots of Halloween candies. Our children love to have those, but we somewhere don’t wish our house to look like a candy store. So, in today’s article, I’m going to tell you a better idea about how to include candy in your kids’ homeschool.
This candy can be used as a learning tool, so I have come up with some ideas on hands-on learning with Halloween candy. So, let’s begin now with the making of this candy.
If you have kids who love to cook then it becomes easier for you. Parents should allow the children to get involved in different types of recipes and baking. For Example, you can teach them how to bake a cake. You can also learn about making cookies. It will help the children in many possible ways.
By this what exactly we mean is to ask your kids to make patterns that will seem fascinating on the cookies or cakes. For Example, you can ask your kids to make a necklace pattern or a joker pattern or whatever they wish to create.
The mixing of colors is loved by the children. What you need to do is to get the Halloween candies and ask the kids to mix two color candies with other colors and check which color they would get. You can easily do this by using water.
5 ways sorting Halloween candy can help children develop mathematics skills
Sorting helps children to develop mathematical skills. You should discuss with the kids the color or the brand. You can ask the kids to find colors or patterns in the Halloween candies. Kids can also shape numbers of mathematics through the Halloween candies. It will help them with a healthy brain. It encourages children and will help them in the class when the teacher asks them a question or asks them to add or subtract. You can teach kids everything with Halloween candies. Don’t miss this big opportunity.
How Halloween candy helps with math activities
You can start by giving your kids activities, for example, asking them to make patterns of animals or birds. Give them lessons on multiplications by drawing the shape of the numbers. You can also play with the Halloween candies by counting the candies and you can ask the kids that you will reward a person who will count up to 100 first.
Sink and float test: You can start this experiment by asking the kids to check if the candies will sink or float in the water. If one candy sinks then ask the kids about the reason and if one floats, ask the same question. By this, you can examine their hypothesis.
Hershey Bar Fractions: Hershey bars can be good for your children to learn about fractions. You can get small or big bars for the kids to make fractions. Ask your kids to break the bar and begin giving rise to fractions.
Introducing Candies: You can have a lot of fun when it comes to making candy in your house. By this, your kid will learn about problem-solving skills and a satisfactory understanding of physics.
Candy Bar Graphs: You can also create a bar graph by using Halloween candy. It will be loved by your children.
I just wish that these ideas will help you in making something new from the Halloween candies. These are just a few ideas, and you can create your notions and get more fun experiments for your kids or you can also ask them for a few.