10+ Easy to Use Teaching Ideas with a Candy Theme

Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.

You are in for a sweet treat today! This post will have a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. After all, today is National Chocolate Day and Friday, we celebrate National Candy Corn Day followed by every teacher’s favorite, Halloween!  It is a sweet week indeed! (and I say that with a little snicker in my voice because…)

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Well, why not take advantage of these important holidays and use them to motivate your kiddos? After all, there are so many great books that could be tied to a sweet treat theme. In this post, I’ll share all of the books and resources I’ve found.

Books with a Candy Theme

Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.

Wow, there are so many book options that fit a variety of needs in this theme. If you are looking for a great read aloud for your students, how about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or The Chocolate Touch? You can even grab this unit to include comprehension skills with your reading.

Need picture books to model writing skills? Pinkalicious is always a hit and can lead to great patterned writing. I also love A Bad Case of Stripes for writing too.  I can also see Bad Kitty working well too. Maybe you’re teaching sequencing or story patterns?  The books by Laura Numeroff work well for modeling at a lower level before digging into other texts. If you give a Cat a Cupcake or If you give a Dog a Donut hit the sweet treat theme. Finally, I’d recommend using Enemy Pie. It’s great for friendship too. Here are freebies that go with Pinkalicious and Bad Case of Stripes.

Activity Ideas with a Candy Theme

Again, there is no shortage of activities for a “Sweet Treat” theme. This Pinterest board is stocked full of free resources you can use in conjunction with these great book options, and most can be used any time of year.

I loved these art examples, and I think it would be fun cooking in the classroom to go with them. You can add a writing prompt such as a “How-To” paper explaining how you make a cupcake or how the project was made or write an opinion papers on the “best” sweet treat.

Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.
Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.
Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.
Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.

If you are wanting to carry this theme across the curriculum, you might include health and diet as part of your science part of the day, and here are a few writing links you might check out using these mentor texts.

Resources and Freebies with a Candy Theme

Are you familiar with Mmm, Cookies!, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, The Doorbell Rang or Cookie’s Week? Well, as I pinned these to my board this morning, a story popped in my head for a new partner script. I thought I’d share it with this post.

Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.

To work on fluency, I thought I’d share this poetry freebie with you.  This one is called, “The Mystery of the Sugar Monster”.  It includes the poem, a comprehension and word work page, and a visualizing page. Enjoy using it with your students. I hope they’ll enjoy it.

Tech Resources You Might Enjoy

Here are a few video links to the stories I mentioned. Sometimes, it’s nice to have the clips if the books are not readily available.

Pinkalicious Read Aloud

Bunny Cakes Read Aloud

Boom Card Resources

Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.
Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.

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How would you celebrate a Sweet Week with your kids?  Share your ideas in the comments below.

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Kids LOVE candy and sweet treats, so why not take advantage of that enthusiasm in our teaching. This post includes a plethora of teaching ideas with a candy theme. You'll LOVE all of the freebies included.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Inspired Owl

    Wow Carla! You have shared so many great ideas! I am pinning away! We begin Chocolate Fever next week, and I can't wait. I am going to add some of your ideas to my lesson plans. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Awesome! I am so glad you like them. I was amazed at how many fun ideas were "out there". I pinned a lot, but I decided to get the post up. It will be a growing board I think.

  3. Carla, you are such a great resource. I'm always amazed at all the ideas and books you provide for your followers. Many thanks. Sandy

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