Top ten (or seven) things to do with that Halloween Candy

I don’t know about you but with four kids, I have approximately 25 lb of leftover candy on November 1st that I’m not sure what to do with.  Of course, the option to eat it is always available, but I don’t think I need that heart attack after all.  So instead, I thought I’d brainstorm a few things I could do with it.  What about the kids you say?  Giving it to them is the worst idea of all.  We let them have 5 pieces Halloween night and you’d think they were on something that was illegal.  Maybe it should be?  Anyway…

7: Give it to your teacher to use as rewards throughout the month

6: You use it for motivation for the kids.  Nothing makes kids behave like the looming presence of candy.  Teachers aren’t the only ones who can do this.  Put it all in a big jar and use it as a reward for doing the right thing (could be potty treats, or in place of their salary…whatever)

5: Give it to the homeless.  Calories are calories if you’re starving.  Just leave it on a corner in a busy city.  I’m sure it will go to good use.

4: Trade it out for healthy snacks.  This is sortof like buying carbon credits, but it will make you feel better.  Buy a bunch of stuff at the health food store, and trade the snickers for carob chip bars.  At least you and the kids won’t die of insulin shock.

3: Make a Candy Christmas wreath.  Just bend a wire hanger into a circle.  Then cut short strips of string, and tie them to the ends of the pieces of candy (this works well with things with twisted ends, like butterscotch disks, not so well with the mini sized almond joys).  Then tie the other end of the string to the wire, making it tight.  About 200 candies later and it should make a full wreath!

2:Wait on the sidewalk and pass it out to the other children in the neighborhood.  Actually that’s a pretty bad idea.  They aren’t supposed to take candy from people on the street.  You might get arrested.  Instead, see if they will take it, but at the last minute pull it away and scream “You’re not supposed to take candy from Strangers!”  That might get you arrested as well.

1: Just throw it away.  This is by far the easiest option.  And if it saves you on stress as well as colon failure, isn’t that the healthiest thing of all?

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About misteredie1

I am a husband, father, teacher and principal who loves to help students learn and reach their highest potential. I believe teaching is the ground floor to a better world - the children ARE the future!

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