Candy Corn Craft
Alphabet Letter C Theme | Autumn | Halloween
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> Letter C > Candy corn

Crafts >  Candy Corn Printable Craft

Books > Online Stories > Numbers

Julius's Candy Corn

video @ YouTube
Find @ a library

Colors > White, Orange, Yellow

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 holiday.  

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 of corn. Here is some basic information about candy corn.

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 colors.

Activity 1 > Alphabet Letter C Candy Corn Activities

Activity 2 > Picture Book

Julius's Candy Corn by Kevin Henkes:  video @ YouTube or find @ a library

Level:  Baby to Preschool | Skills:  Counting

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.

1.  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 column.

1.  Find the letter C's in the template Activity:  
Have the children find the letter C's (for the legs) on the template.  

Letter & Numbers:
  Color-by-the-Number or Color-by the Letter Activities 
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.

:  Make sure to identify shapes where applicable:  the candy corns (similar to a triangle) eyes (ovals), mouth (crescent).

*something to color with
*card stock or regular white paper.
*glue or glue stick

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