This classification activity is perfect for the day after Halloween. Students will be creating a list of candy, creating classification categories based on characteristics of different types of candy, and then listing their candies from their list within each of the categories they fall into.
There are also a short set of questions for the students to answer after they have classified their candy list.
You can either use real candy for each group to provide hands on fun, or just have them make a list from their memory. This is perfect for right after Halloween because they will have had a lot of candy :)
The activity goes along with the 5th grade Science standard on classification in the state of Georgia.