Letter C > Candy corn
Crafts > Candy Corn
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video @ YouTube
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Colors > White, Orange,
Holidays and Events >
*Oct. 30th > Nat'l
Candy Corn Day
*Oct. 31st > Halloween
* Nov. > Thanksgiving
Seasons > Autumn
This is a short set of activities to help children practice letter C,
the colors yellow and orange with sweet candy corn. This candy
is very popular during the autumn season and Halloween
The candy corn printable craft will
help reinforce letter C in a few ways. Both the words candy
& corn feature letter C and a little surprise is that both
template "legs" are letter C's. Let's get started!
If possible try to have some real candy corn available to sample
during snack and for counting practice purposes.
Print the candy corn poster.
Tell the children they are going to have fun with candy!
Hurrah! Start some dialogue - suggestions:
1. What is your favorite types of candy -- make a list.
2. What is your favorite holiday that includes eating and
collecting candy from door-to-door?
3. Have you ever tasted candy corn? Show the poster.
Ask them if they know what does a candy corn represent. Discuss
that a piece of candy corn is a representation of approximately the
size of a whole kernel of corn, as if it fell off a ripe or dried ear
Here is some basic information about candy
Distribute one piece
of candy corn to each child, have them taste it. Note:
Ideally candy corn should be at room temperature so it is soft and
easy to chew on. Ask them to describe the flavors and the
Activity 1 > Alphabet Letter C Candy Corn Activities
Activity 2 > Picture Book
Candy Corn by Kevin Henkes: video @ YouTube or find @ a library
Baby to Preschool |
Description > Julius's mom bakes cupcakes decorated with candy corn on top
for his Halloween party.
She asks him not to eat them until the guest arrive. The
cupcakes are arranged in a straight line on a tabletop in each
illustration, to help young children count the cupcakes (and
candy corns) along with Julius, the mouse.
Have some real candy corn on hand to help children count them physically
along with Julius.
2. Make cupcakes and
decorate each with candy corn with each having an specific number.
3. Use these number
worksheets with a jar. Children can place real candy
corn representing the number and practice writing the
number. Encourage children to draw candy corn on the jar
which resembles a triangle.
Activity 3 > Candy Corn Craft
Print your choice of color or black line templates in the materials
1. Find the letter C's in the template Activity:
Have the children find the letter C's (for the legs) on the
Letter & Numbers: Color-by-the-Number or Color-by the
Before distributing the black & white template, write numbers or
letters in the template pieces to represent colors making it a color-by-the-number
or color-by-the letter activity. On a separate piece of
paper (or right on the template) make a simple graph with the number
or letter and the designated color so the children can refer to it.
Shapes: Make sure to identify shapes where applicable:
the candy corns (similar to a triangle) eyes (ovals), mouth
*something to color with
*card stock or regular white paper.
*glue or glue stick