Easy Halloween Candy Drop

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AHEAD: Halloween Candy Drop is a fun and crazy easy to set up twist on the classic pom pom drop activity for toddlers. This is the BEST indoor activity for Halloween!

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Pom Pom drops are an amazing way to entertain toddlers. I wish I could hug the mom or teacher that come up with this fantastic and easy activity. This was perhaps one of the first activities I did with the original happy toddler and I quickly saw why it’s one of the best and easiest ways to entertain toddlers.

Not only was it simple easy to set up it also worked on a several key developmental skills for toddlers including fine motor skills, language development, hand-eye coordination, imaginative play, creativity.

This Halloween version was also a life saver when I set it up. I had just had my very first natal television appearance on the Good Morning America show and wanted to share the good news with my friends and family. But of course my two year olds had other plans. So I quickly set up this activity to keep them occupied while I responded to emails and phone calls!

This brilliantly simple activity gave me the 15 minutes I desperately needed that morning and it can do the same for your.

How to set up Halloween Candy Drop

Im pretty sure you know how to set this one up. Grab you paper towel rolls or cardboard tubes and tape them to a vertical surface like a wall, fridge, cupboard or window.

Place a halloween trick-or-treat bag under the tubes to catch them. I used a small paper bag that we had used in another Halloween candy activity.

Dump all your Halloween candy into a bowl and let them drop them down the tubes until their bags are full!!

Total Hit

To say that this was a hit is an understatement. My twins loved it and and dropped candy and them refilled their bowl several times. They played with this until one of them came over to me with a tube in hand saying that it fell off the wall. I fixed it for them, added a few more, changed the directions for them to keep it interesting and they continued to play!

My kids are 6 years old and 2.5 years old.


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  • Toilet paper or paper towel cardboard tubes
  • Masking Tape
  • Sturdy Halloween Trick-or-treat bag
  • Halloween candy
  • Large Bowl

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