Skittles Popsicles Recipe For Basketball Game Day

Skittles Popsicles Recipe for Basketball Game Day

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It’s basketball season and we are excited to watch the games. From professional to collegiate, there is something for everyone to enjoy which makes now a great time to prep your little ones on becoming true fans of the sport. What better way to do it than to put together a treats party with the Skittles I picked up during my latest Sam’s Club run, a DIY basketball court plus a printable basketball lesson. Our house is a full on sports house so it’s time our kids get on board. I can tell you this, since we are a blended household from different parts of the country, there is always smack talk happening. Let’s just say if the team is from the North East, I’m rooting for them. Regardless of the divide, we make basketball sweeter with this easy Skittles Popsicle Recipe. 

Skittles Popsicles Basketball Game Day To make Skittles Popsicles simply gather your main ingredients and your equipment and get started. Don’t forget to prep everything on a tray for easier cleanup. There will be spills especially if your kiddos jump in to help. Another quick tip is to use a measuring cup with pour spout to cut down on cleanup. 


Skittles Popsicles Recipe

Once our popsicles were prepped, we popped them in the freezer and started our #SkittlesTourney basketball game. Little Z was all about bouncing the ball and sneaking skittles, while big Z was focused on cutting out labels for our lesson.

Skittles Popsicles for Basketball Game Day

We focused on learning scoring terminology including jumpshot, 3-pointer, Slam Dunk and Free Throws. We also identified how many players were on the court for each team and the position they played. Of course we talked about offense versus defense, If you ask me the win comes from great defense above anything else. What do you say? 

Skittles Popsicles
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  1. Skittles
  2. Lemon-Lime Soda
  3. Equipment
  4. Popsicle Tray
  5. Wood Popsicle Sticks
  1. Pour 4-5 skittles in each popsicle mold.
  2. Fill with lemon lime soda leaving 1-2 inches of space.
  3. Place popsicle tray cover on top and insert sticks. Remember to leave about 2 inches of the stick out.
  4. Place in freezer for 4-6 hours or overnight.
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Skittles Popsicles Basketball Game Day

Here is fun printable to get you started on your # SkittlesTourney basketball game time lesson: 

Basketball Printable

 Basketball Printable

You can find the 54oz bag of Skittles at your local Sam’s Club. Look for the in-store palette in the candy aisle.  

Skittles Sam's Club

Now that you know how my family enjoys March basketball season, let me know how your family gets ready for the game. Leave a comment sharing your family game time fun. 


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    Vashti (
    March 9, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Hubby is a basketball fan, me not so much lol. I just watch sometimes because he’s watching.

    Your setup is so cute and PERFECT for teaching little ones. I can imagine how excited the Z’s were 😉
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    March 9, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    I love this MJ! I Def need this printable for The Princess Fairy. She’ll love learning about basketball and those Popsicles 🙂

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      M J
      March 9, 2015 at 1:50 PM

      Thanks Adanna. We had a great time. And girl those popsicles are so good. I mean really good!!!

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    March 9, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Whaaaaa I am a former bball player so you know I am all over this. Love my skittles the plain kind just won’t do anymore I need more. Those Popsicles are right on time it’s spring (I am claiming it early)
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      M J
      March 9, 2015 at 2:20 PM

      Thank you Kita. LOL. These popsicles are so yummy. I love basketball. Can’t play a lick but I love it. We are hoping to get big Z involved.

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    Patrice M Foster
    March 9, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Skittles fruit kind I love now you make it in popsicles yummy . Thanks for sharing.
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    March 9, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    This is SO CUTE! OMG! Pookah would love this! This is a perfect spring idea for Pookah since skittles are gluten free. 🙂

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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 6:36 AM

      Make them LaShawn. You guys will love them. He will feel extra special.

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    March 9, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    What else can I say….Sweet! I love skittles, they are great to munch on when watching movies, basketball, etc.

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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 7:41 AM

      Definitely a family favorite.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    March 10, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    What a great idea for both basketball and skittles lovers. That would be refreshing during summer time. I love the basketball printable!
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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 7:42 AM

      Thanks Rose. It was a fun filled and yummy day.

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    March 10, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    I hate basketball, but this looks super cute and creative. Plus, I’d just make the popsicles to eat anyways. They sound yummy!
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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 6:35 AM

      LOL Beth. We love basketball around here especially this time of year. You sure can make these anytime and for any occasion.

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    Saidah Washington
    March 10, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    With the weather warming up, this will make a great treat for my kids. I like easy desserts.
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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 7:44 AM

      Thanks Saidah. I hope you get to enjoy them with your kids.

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    March 10, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Very creative ideas! Love this! My son would love skittles popsicles
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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 7:45 AM

      Thanks Danita. Give them a shot with your son. I’m sure he will love them.

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    March 11, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Skittles flavored anything sounds great to me and adding it to something as refreshing as a popsicle is awesome! Thanks for sharing your game day fun…
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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 6:34 AM

      Thanks Tiffany. They are so good and great for a family fun day.

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    BalancingMama (julie)
    March 11, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Ooh, these sound delicious and fun! Headed over to Pinterest to save your post.
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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 6:33 AM

      Thanks Julie. They really are delicious.

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    March 11, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    My husband loves skittles, especially the tropical flavors. They are his favorite fruity candy. This would make a cool treat for him on a hot day, except he’d probably want more skittles in each popsicle.
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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 6:33 AM

      I say the more the merrier. LOL. He can also set half a Popsicle then add more skittles and fill with more liquid and continue to freeze.

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    March 11, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Wow, I haven’t thought of the idea of transforming Skittles popsicles into a basketball court! I think only true fans of basketball who feel inspired to create something innovative will make that. Maybe next time you can come up with other sports as well. 🙂
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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 6:32 AM

      Thanks Kristen. It was fun to do. My husband was so in to it. The kids were more into the snacks.

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    March 12, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Such a fun, cool recipe! I would’ve never thought of putting skittles in a popsicle mold. I’ll definitely have to try this!

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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM

      Thanks Bianca. Give them a try. They are delicious.

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    March 12, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I LOVE THIS POST! I have a hubby is so NOT into sports, and I once was back when Jordan was on the Chicago bulls. We now have a 7 yr old and I want to introduce him to basketball and this guide will help. Thank you so much xo

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      M J
      March 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      Thanks Geanine. Go for it. My husband is so happy to be having a son but I love the fact that my girls love sports and cars too. Definitely a great way to keep family activities alive.

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    Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)
    March 16, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Thanks for the reminder to get popsicle trays.
    The boy has been asking to make pops for weeks now and the ice cube trays are just NOT hitting it.
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      M J
      March 18, 2015 at 1:26 PM

      Yes Joyce. I ordered this tray from Amazon. Came in 2 days and has been a hit with the family ever since. Get them and your little guy will enjoy making them with mom and dad. ANd they absolutely beat ice trays.

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    August 5, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    This is a cool idea! I recently did a Candy Pizza with my kids that had skittles. We will try this next!

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      M J
      August 5, 2015 at 5:17 PM

      They were so delicious. Your kids will enjoy. Oh Candy Pizza sounds fun.

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