Here’s a Halloween activity that your child will love because it uses leftover candy. Halloween games are fun by themselves but candy makes everything a little bit sweeter. Kids Activities Blog loves simple Halloween activities like this.
You’re probably not looking forward to all the Halloween candy your little goblin will be gobbling up this month, but there are many other uses for leftover candy.
You could play Halloween games with your preschooler like making Candy Patterns or doing some Candy Counting, and you can also get your little ghoul to work on her memory skills by playing this Candy Under The Cup Game.
- leftover Halloween candy
- paper or plastic cups
This Halloween game is very similar to the shell game played on city streets everywhere, but there’s nothing illegal about our version!
Step 1 – Have your preschooler line up her cups. Let her take her time setting up the cups since half of the fun in this game is getting everything ready.
Step 2 – Then have her hide a piece of candy under one of the cups. (We’re sneaking in some fine motor skills here, too, especially if you’re working with small candy!).
Step 3 – You or she can move the cups around and line them up again in a new order.
Step 4 – Let your preschooler find the hidden candy.
This activity provided endless entertainment for my daughter, who really enjoyed the act of lining everything up properly over and over again. It can be either a solitary activity or an interactive one, depending on your and your child’s preferences. After playing solo for several minutes, my daughter brought me into the game, asking me to move the cups around for her to make the game more difficult or to guess where she had hidden the candy.
To extend this Halloween activity, use different colored cups so your child can create patterns as she lines up her row of cups.
Tip: Use Halloween candy you know your little one doesn’t like (in our case jelly beans), unless you want the game to turn into find the hidden candy in your child’s mouth!
How do you deal with the mountains of leftover Halloween candy your children bring home?
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A Halloween activity like this is a creative way to use all of that leftover candy from trick-or-treating. Have you played any Halloween games with your kids? Let’s see what other Halloween activities we have at Kids Activities Blog: