Do you remember the first time you read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl? How about the movie? Brings back such great memories that I have been super excited to share with my son. We read the book together and watched both versions of the movie. Even better we have enjoyed some awesome chocolate science experiments together!

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS WITH CHOCOLATE

Charlie Chocolate factory Candy Science Activities

WILLY WONKA ACTIVITIES

Open your own candy factory lab with easy to do candy activities that will make you feel like Willy Wonka himself!

Skittles, M&M’s, Pop Rocks, Gum Drops, and Chocolate are perfect for exploring science concepts. Taste, touch, see, smell, and hear our candy activities below.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Halloween Candy Experiments

Candy is a treat for the senses just like our favorite character Charlie is a treat for our ears and eyes as we listen to the book, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and watch the movie. It’s so much fun to pair hands-on learning activities with classic books.

Charlies Chocolate Factory Candy Science Activities

SCIENCE FOR KIDS

Science learning starts early, and you can be a part of that with setting up science at home with everyday materials. Or you can bring easy science experiments to a group of kids in the classroom!

We find a ton of value in cheap science activities and experiments. All our science experiments use inexpensive, everyday materials you can find at home or source from your local dollar store.

We even have a whole list of kitchen science experiments, using basic supplies you will have in your kitchen.

You can set up your science experiments as an activity focusing on exploration and discovery. Make sure to ask kids questions at each step, discuss what is happening and talk about the science behind it.

Alternatively, you can introduce the scientific method, get kids to record their observations, and make conclusions. Read more about the scientific method for kids to help you get started.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ACTIVITIES

Looking for ideas for a candy or chocolate science project? Check out the fun Willy Wonka activities below!

1. CHOCOLATE SLIME

Make our awesome homemade slime recipe with a special ingredient added in that makes you feel like you are playing with real chocolate!

Also check out our 3 ingredient edible S’mores Slime!

Chocolate slime recipe for kids easy to make slime

2. CHOCOLATE TASTE TEST CHALLENGE 

Turn candy tasting into science exploration. The candy might look similar but are they really?

Candy Taste Test 5 Senses Science Activity with Holiday candy

3. SKITTLES EXPERIMENT

Find out what happens when you add colorful skittles to water with these classic candy science experiment.

Skittles science rainbow activity

4. FLOATING M&Ms

Whoa! Did you know that the M from our favorite candy floats?

Floating m m&m experiment candy science

5. BUILDING WITH GUM DROPS

A classic structure building STEM challenge! What can you build with your candy?

Gumdrop Bridge Building STEM candy structures activity

6. CHOCOLATE REVERSIBLE CHANGE

Explore reversible change and non -reversible change with this simple and fun chocolate experiment.

Chocolate science experiment reversible change science food science

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7. POP ROCKS AND THE 5 SENSES

Pop rocks are a must-try candy and absolutely perfect for exploring the 5 senses. Free printable worksheet too!

Pop Rocks Science Activity with the 5 senses

8.  CHOCOLATE PUDDING SLIME

An edible chocolate pudding slime is a super fun alternative to the classic slime recipes that use borax!

edible pudding slime recipe with gummy worms

9. PEPPERMINT OOBLECK

Turn our classic oobleck recipe into a candy experiment with a simple add in.

Peppermint Oobleck Goop

10. CANDY MATH ACTIVITIES

Make sure to check out some great math activities with all that left over candy from different holidays.

Candy math Activities for Kids

11. POP ROCKS AND SODA

A fun candy to eat, and now you can turn it into an easy Pop Rocks science experiment too! Find out what happens when you mix soda with pop rocks!

Pop Rocks Experiment

FUN WITH CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ACTIVITIES

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