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 candy science activities together! Take your favorite childhood book to the next level by pairing it with awesome candy science activities!
Charlie’s Chocolate Factory Candy Science Activities
Open your own candy factory lab with easy to do candy science 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 science activities.
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.
Which of these candy science activities will you try first?
Candy science activities are a fun way to play and learn with some of our favorite candies. I love M&Ms. My son loves 3 Musketeers, and my husband’s favorite might just be a tie between Skittle and Pop Rocks.
How do you turn candy into science activities? You make it into slime! You test out sound science. You set ups a taste test. You watch it dissolve. You check out reversible change. Make a geyser! Candy is fascinating in more ways than one!
Click on each title for full set up and science play
Our awesome homemade slime with a special ingredient that makes you feel like you are playing with chocolate!
Turn candy tasting into a science exploration. They might look similar but are they?
Skittles science is a classic candy science experiment.
Whoa! Did you know that the M from our favorite candy floats?
A classic structure building activity for STEM challenges! What can you build with your candy?
What does heat do to candy. Explore reversible change and non -reversible change!
Pop rocks are a must try candy and absolutely perfect for exploring the 5 senses. Free printable worksheet too!
Another classic experiment. Definitely have to try it. Compare to different drinks too.
Perfect for all that holiday candy any time of the year.
Make sure to check out some great math activities with all that left over candy from different holidays.
Fun ways to enjoy candy STEM play and make a candy lab! What’s your favorite candy?
Candy Science Activities Everyone Can do!