In the US, it’s estimated a child consumes between 3500-7000 calories in candy alone on October 31st! That’s a lot of candy. Not to mention that they are probably not the only ones eating it.
Trick or treating is so much fun but who really needs all that sugar in their lives? Here are some fun options that you might not have heard about or considered to get rid of some of that candy without the kids feeling like they are missing out.
- Make some candy corn play dough.
- Save it for your holiday gingerbread houses.
- Create a density rainbow with Skittles.
- Make little bags or packages with thank you tags and leave them for the mail carrier, UPS driver or trash collector.
- Experiment with candy potions.
- Study erosion with Sweet Tarts.
- Engineer some gummy buildings.
- Create an animal cell.
- Donate it to a local nursing home, food bank, homeless shelter or children’s hospital. Candy can provide a much needed pick me up in these places.
Have fun and stay safe this Halloween!