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Engage your little ones with these amazing Easter candy science experiments! These activities feature Peeps, Skittles, jelly beans, and more!
Can you believe Easter is just around the corner? Have you started stocking up on jelly beans and Peeps and chocolate bunnies? Are you fretting about the amount of candy you’ll have in your house after attending Easter egg hunts and a visit from the Easter Bunny?
No worries! You don’t have to resist the urge to sneak your child’s candy or fight the “no, you’ve already had candy today” battle when you show your kids these amazing candy science experiments!
These Easter candy science experiments and activities are a great way to get kids excited about their post-holiday science lessons!
Easter Candy Science Experiments
Microwave Peep Experiment | We did this experiment a few years ago when my nephew was here for Spring Break. Kids are fascinated by what happens to a peep when it’s heated.
Can Your Kids Dissolve a Peep in Water? | After finding out the answer to that question, older kids may want to expand the experiment following the directions linked above.
Jelly Bean Science | Set aside some of your child’s jelly beans in order to conduct this fun hands-on experiment. Even your littlest learners can do this one.
Dissolving Peeps | Here’s another version of the dissolving peeps experiment. This one uses all household items.
Peeps Playdough | Here’s a little science your kids can eat! Edible Peeps Playdough is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
Edible Playdough Recipe with Glitter | If your kids love Peeps, they’re going to love this edible playdough recipe with glitter. It’s perfect for Easter!
Marshmallow Sculptures | Add a fun Easter STEM activity to your after-holiday lessons. Let your kids make marshmallow sculptures with Peeps and Easter-shaped marshmallows.
Peeps Slime | I’ve shared before how much my daughter loves slime. I can’t wait to show her this recipe. This post even explains the science involved in this activity.
Building with Jelly Beans | More Easter STEM! Let your kids build structures with jelly beans and Peeps.
Messy Peep Science | Let your kids try making Exploding Peep Geysers. Be prepared… It’s MESSY!
Peep Catapults | Incorporate physics, math, and engineering by letting your kids construct catapults to launch their Peeps.
Sink or Float? | Will your kids predict correctly? Do Peeps sink or float? Conduct this experiment and then explain the science behind the answer.
Effects of Liquids on Peeps | Kids will submerge Peeps in various liquids and explore the effects of each. There’s also a free printable recording page you can add to their science journal.
Edible Jellybean Playdough | Here’s an activity you can do with even your youngest kiddos, and you won’t have to worry about them putting it in their mouths.
Jellybean Taste Test | Kids will love conducting a Jelly Bean Taste Test and recording the results like a real scientist.
Candy Chromatography | With this experiment, kids will be able to see which colors are mixed together to create the candy coating.
Engineering a Jelly Bean Rainbow | This is similar to the St. Patrick’s Day Candy Rainbow I shared in March, but it features jelly beans. Give it a try. In fact, try them both and compare the results!
Must Have Resources:
When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
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