All you’ll need to accompany this packet are individually wrapped packages of Halloween-shaped marshmallows, pretzels, and fun sized packages of M&Ms and a few scales or balances for measuring weight - the questions in the packet are pretty self-explanatory! Your students will love this hands-on, treat-filled activity on the day after Halloween (or at any time!*).
As much as I hate the waste of individual packaging, it does make for a much easier hands-on math lesson, in this case. However, if you’d prefer, you can also buy these items in bulk and put a little of each into a small baggie – just be sure each food item is in a baggie by itself, since students are prompted to weigh them individually.
Also, the third page of the packet is not essential; I made it just to give my students a little extra practice with what they’d been learning about mixtures and mass in science!
I hope you enjoy this freebie, and that you survive the day after Halloween!
*Please note that this activity does specifically call for the use of Halloween-related marshmallows, as those are the colors that correlate with the questions in the packet.