Fall STEM: Creating Structures with Pumpkin Candy

How to Build Structures with Candy Pumpkins for a Halloween STEM Challenge


This is a very easy activity with limitless possibilities! It relies on creativity, imagination, and a little STEM thrown in! As they build, they’ll count and measure, using tons of math without even realizing it. There is so much trial and error involved it’s great for scientific thinking!


Materials Needed:

  • Toothpicks
  • Gummy Pumpkin Candy
  • Imagination

Let the children make their own buildings and structures or ask them to build specific shapes using a certain number of pumpkins and toothpicks!