I start my class off with watching a video on the History of Candy Corn: http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween/videos/candy-corn
I also have them read about candy corn here : http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=15435
Then we start the activities that are on the worksheet that I created.
Here is a worksheet that is great to use in October or November. You can do this with small groups, partners, or whole-class. Each student will need a candy "Mellowcreme Pumpkin." First, I have them take a single bite of the pumpkin. Then we create fractions indicating how many bit their pumpkin a certain way. This is great to practice simplifying too! The next question has the class create fractions based off of how many students liked or disliked the candy pumpkin. Another great way to practice simplifying.... Next, have your class write down what they think will happen when a candy pumpkin is submerged in milk, water, oil, and vinegar. After that, submerge the candy pumpkin in milk, water, oil, and vinegar for 30 minutes and record your answers. Then, they can record their observations after one hour. There are spots to draw pictures of their observations too! The last part of this worksheet has them writing about what they learned from this experiment. My class loves doing this, and I hop yours does too!