Saturday, November 19, 2016

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Top 10 Candy Cane Science Experiments and Activities

Do you have enough candy canes?!! Remember how I told you about our Candy Cane Science in the Park Day here?  Well, we certainly did more than ten activities that day, but I haven't written about them all yet! Today, I'm sharing my Top 10 Candy Cane Science Experiments and Activities with you! Half of them are preschool science experiments or STEM challenges and the other half are candy cane activities that my kids love too!

They all work great with preschoolers and many (especially the science ones) are loved by older kids as well! You could spend a week and do one or two activities each afternoon, or have your own Candy Cane Day in the Park--either way is a ton of fun (and neither actually involves eating the candy canes, lol)!

So, without any more are my favorite candy cane science experiments and activities:

#1: A candy cane science experiment that can be used to teach lessons on all age levels, from preschool to high school!

#2: A candy cane experiment perfect for talking about states of matter and forms of energy...and that can double as an art project! Did you know you can bend a candy cane?

#3: A candy cane engineering project / STEM challenge! It's an exploration that any preschooler can do!

#4: A candy cane sensory experience! Candy cane slime is a fun Christmas twist on a classic science experiment!

#5: Fizzing candy cane eruptons is another Christmas science experiment twist on our favorite kitchen chemistry reaction!

#6: Crystal Candy Canes! Grow crystals on a candy cane!

#7: Make your own candy canes with salt dough--a great fine motor exercise too!

#8: Practice color sorting to make a bright pompom candy cane!

#9: Do a Candy Cane Hunt and Match--it's a little like Hide-n-Seek, and perfect for younger preschoolers!

#10: Let your kiddos write their names into a candy cane with this fun candy cane name activity!

So there you have top 10 candy cane science experiments and activities! Do you have a favorite? Have you tried any of them? I'd love to hear about it and see pictures! Feel free to send me an email, leave a comment, or stop by my Preschool Powol Packets Facebook page!

If you're looking for more Christmas themed science experiments, check out my ebook, 25 Christmas Science Projects for Kids:

And if you just love doing science with your kiddos, I have more than 200 science experiements and activities for you!

Today we're joining with some of our bloggy friends to bring you some of our favorite holiday Top 10 collections! Check out these...

Top 10 Christmas Math Activities from Play & Learn Every Day
Top 10 Kid Made Treats for Christmas from Crafty Mama in ME
Top 10 Christmas Crafts for Siblings from Crafty Kids at Home

Happy Educating,

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