Halloween has come and gone, and maybe your kid's candy has done the same, but if not, you should most definitely use the rest to build a Candyland small world! We used the same space we normally do sensory play in, a shallow plastic tote, but a table top would suffice too! Aurora had so much fun unwrapping all of her candies, marveling at the different shapes and colors.
We got quite a haul! I don't think I've ever seen so many Swedish Fish in once place before! Gummy candy seems very popular here in Germany, so many packages of Haribo bears!
After we unwrapped everything, Aurora and I built the city while Grayson chilled out with Daddy... he wasn't quite disciplined for this play first, eat later scenario!
Rora and I built chocolate pyramids, a pond for the swedish fish, and Laffy Taffy walkway and a Nerds "ball pit" for her Polly Pockets and Imaginext dudes to play in! So much fun! We also discovered that the gummy bats stick to the side of the bin and lollipops stand up quite nicely when you stick them in a Starburst!
Eventually we invited Gray back to join us in our merriment and he happily had the little bears march down the taffy path, all the way to his mouth! He did enjoy bouncing the Imaginext dude on the chocolate snack cake trampoline though, such messy fun!
The Kit Kat bars ended up being a great building bar, we stacked them up like a Jenga tower and they were the crowning jewel of our candy city!
We've been slowly munching on the candy village ever since we set it up, the chocolate towers were the first things to go and the gummy bats are slowly dying off now too. It was a grand day of indulging, to be honest, I didn't even make lunch! Oh well, dentists do say that it's better for your teeth to eat it all at once than have a little bit each day. I prefer not to find out what a nutritionist would say... :)
How have you been handling the crazy amounts of sugar that just entered your house? I'd love to hear any other creative ideas you have for using it up!
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