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
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.
SCIENCE FOR KIDS
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.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ACTIVITIES
Looking for ideas for a candy or chocolate science project? Check out the fun Willy Wonka activities below!
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!
Turn candy tasting into science exploration. The candy might look similar but are they really?
Find out what happens when you add colorful skittles to water with these classic candy science experiment.
Whoa! Did you know that the M from our favorite candy floats?
A classic structure building STEM challenge! What can you build with your candy?
Explore reversible change and non -reversible change with this simple and fun chocolate experiment.
Looking for easy to print science activities?
Pop rocks are a must-try candy and absolutely perfect for exploring the 5 senses. Free printable worksheet too!
An edible chocolate pudding slime is a super fun alternative to the classic slime recipes that use borax!
Turn our classic oobleck recipe into a candy experiment with a simple add in.
Make sure to check out some great math activities with all that left over candy from different holidays.
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!
FUN WITH CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ACTIVITIES
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