There is candy spilling over from the large Tupperware bowl in the cabinet.
Pieces fall out when I open the door to get items out for lunch. I toss them back in quickly, before the kids catch a glimpse and think they should have sweets instead of the crunchy baby carrots and cubes of cheese I’ve laid out on their plates.
Even with giving away all the candy that contains nuts (husband is allergic), all the super chewy, choking hazard pieces, and the 2 sandwich bags full of treats I sent with the husband to leave out for people at work, we still have way too much candy.
Part of me is thinking maybe the candy fairy should come collect some and leave a non-cavity inducing gift behind. Of course, all that candy did come in handy last year when we made our graham cracker gingerbread houses… And sometimes that little piece of chocolate is the perfect pick-me-up on a bad day…
So what else to do with it?
Why learn, of course!
With so much candy, I decided today would be “candy day” for my preschoolers.
They knew right away that candy started with the letter “C.” They practiced writing the letter with dry erase markers (like they did with “M” when we did monster math). Then we used M&M’s to form the letter “C.”
While they each enjoyed 1 piece of candy, we sorted through old magazine pictures to find things that started with “C.” There were lots of cats and cars!
By then they were itching to eat some M&M’s! (Smarties, sweet tarts, and other candies that would work well for this, too.)
Have you done anything creative with your candy?
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