# 30+ Amazing Candy Math Activities for Kids

Let’s face it-kids love candy. And while we, as the adults, have to make sure they don’t go overboard with the sweets, it can be a fun treat from time to time and can certainly make difficult math concepts **more fun and engaging**. Plus, **doing some candy math** with your kids can also be a great way to make good use of all the piles of candy at Halloween or Easter. Whatever the occasion, you will find **all sorts of candy math activities** in this list, as well as fun **candy math books** to read. There’s something for everyone!

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**Candy Math for K-2: **

Candy Corn Counting Puzzles: Make counting practice with this set of printable puzzles.

Candy Corn Counting Mats: If you’d prefer some hands on counting, grab these math mats to practice number recognition and counting to 10.

More Candy Corn Math: If you can’t get enough candy corn math, this printable set includes a variety of math games and activities using candy corn pieces.

Skittles Patterns: Make and extend patterns with Skittles candy. This free printable pack will get you started.

Count & Compare Skittles: Who has the greatest number of skittles candy? Easily count and compare numbers with this free printable set.

Skittles Graphing: Count and graph the total with this Skittles math activity.

100th Day Hershey Kiss Hunt: This is such a fun activity for Kindergarten on the 100th day of school!

Jelly Bean Math: Have an overabundance of jelly beans? This post is FULL of ideas for fun math learning (and includes some free printable pages as well!)

Weight & Balance with M&Ms: This is a fun, hands on activity to help kids understand equal, weights and measures, etc.

Candy Math Printables: This post includes several different math activities for grades K-3, including measurement, graphing and word problems.

M&M or Skittles Math: These pages are great because they can be used again and again with different amounts of candy and they cover a variety of math skills.

Halloween Candy Graphing & Data Collection: This set of printables is a fun way to learn math with your Halloween candy stash.

**Candy Math for 3-5: **

Candy Multiplication: This hands on activity was used with the book, 2×2=Boo! but you don’t have to use the book to explore multiplication.

Skittles Fractions: Help your kids understand fractions with Skittles candy.

Skittles Place Value: Help kids understand and explore place value of large numbers as well as decimals with these cute and interactive place value mats.

Play Candy Shop: I love this cute idea! Working with money incorporates so many math skills, and is necessary for life in the real world. Learn how to set up a play candy shop in this post.

Fractions with Hershey Bars: This includes a free printable set of task cards to help kids write fractions and add fractions with Hershey’s chocolate bars.

Candy Challenge Game: This online game is a fun challenge for kids. There are 18 levels of challenges.

Learning About Decimals with M&Ms: Help kids understand decimal place value with this hands on lesson.

*More more hands on math fun with candy?* Try this **Candy Math Bundle for Grades 3-5**!

**Candy Math for Middle School & Beyond: **

Probability with Skittles: This lesson is great for teaching kids about probability and odds. And of course, it uses one of my favorites-Skittles candy!

Prove Pythagorean Theorem with Starburst: This is a cute video to help your kids better understand Pythagorean Theorem. (**Related**: Prove it with LEGO bricks!)

Explore Unit Rate with Tootsie Rolls: This is great lesson for helping kids understand unit rate. (**Related**: Learn how to teach unit rate here.)

Candy Bar Volume: This fun measurement lesson helps kids learn about volume and the volume formula.

Scaling Up Candy Wrappers: This is such a fun project for middle school. Kids choose a candy wrapper and use a scale factor of 5 to make a larger version.

Solving Equations with Gummy Bears: Help kids learn how to balance and solve equations using gummy bears.

**Candy STEM Challenges: **

Candy Hearts Tower: This super simple challenge will keep your kids busy to hours! How tall can they build their candy heart tower? Can they make a pattern? SO many possibilities.

Jelly Bean Structures: What can your kids build with jelly beans and toothpicks? Try this fun engineering challenge.

Jelly Bean Peep Nest: Can you build a nest for your candy peep? Another super simple challenge with just a few materials needed.

Build a Gumdrop Bridge: This is another great and low prep challenge for kids.

Build a Candy Dispenser: If your kids love LEGO, they will love this fun challenge.

Candy Corn Catapults: This is a fun challenge for Fall, or really anytime of year with the candy of your choice!

Floating M Experiment: Can you remove the ‘m’ from an M&M? This is a must try experiment for kids!

Life Saver Light Sparks: Kids will love testing this out-see sparks of light in your mouth as you crush a lifesaver.

**What candy math ideas would you add to this list? Share in the comments!**