The Candy Corn Games

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Find out how to use this Halloween candy in five (5) easy creative learning activities perfect for littles ones practicing their colors, shapes, counting, and more!

 

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Materials You’ll Need

  • Candy Corn
  • Construction Paper
  • Marker
  • Glue (optional)

 

 

 

 

1.) “C” is for Candy Corn: A Letter Game

Begin by talking about Candy Corn – mainly it’s spelling and the first letter sounds in both “candy” and “corn”. Using a black marker write out “C” is for Candy Corn (underlining both C’s) and outline a large letter “C”. Next, set out a bowl of candy corn for your child and allow them to trace the letter “C” in candy corn.

 

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If you have glue, feel free to allow your child to glue the candy corn down as they place the candy corn along the outlined “C”, or clean up the candy corn and save the paper for another game of “C” is for Candy Corn later. If you or your children plan on eating the candy corn during or after activity, make sure both you and your child wash hands thoroughly before playing “C” is for Candy Corn.

 

 

2.) Counting with Candy Corn: A Number Game

Use candy corn to practice counting. On a blank piece of construction paper, use a marker to write the title of the game at the top of the paper. Beneath the title on the left side of the paper, write a list of numbers. If you have a ruler and a pencil, you may also draw a straight line across the paper under each number to provide the numbers their own sections. Provide your little with a bowl of candy corn and instruct them to place the correct amount of candy corn next to the correct number.

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If you have glue, feel free to allow your child to glue the candy corn down as they place the candy corn next to each number, or eat the candy corn and save the paper for another game of Counting with Candy Corn later. If you or your children plan on eating the candy corn during or after activity, make sure both you and your child wash hands thoroughly before playing Counting with Candy Corn.

 

 

3.) Adding with Candy Corn: A Number Game

Another fun way to practice numbers with candy corn is to create an adding (or subtraction) game for your littles. As this may require more room on the paper for your kiddos to line up the candy corn, turn your paper horizontally to begin. Again, write the title of this game at the top of your horizontally-turned construction paper and follow by writing down some small numbers to add together. Make sure to leave a space or draw a line next to each number for your little to line up the correct number of candy corn and help them when needed. Flip the paper and repeat the process to add more math problems for your child to practice.

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If you have glue, feel free to allow your child to glue the candy corn down as they place the candy corn next to each number, or eat the candy corn and save the paper for another game of Adding with Candy Corn later. If you or your children plan on eating the candy corn during or after activity, make sure both you and your child wash hands thoroughly before playing Adding with Candy Corn.

 

 

 

 

4.) Candy Corn: A Coloring Game

After playing the above games, ask your little if they remember what three Autumn colors are on a piece of candy corn and what order they fall in. After some guessing, show them a piece of candy corn and see if they got it correct. Then get together the following materials and play this coloring game.

 

 

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Materials You’ll Need

  • Black Construction Paper
  • White Construction Paper
  • Orange Crayon
  • Yellow Crayon
  • White Crayon
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

 

To begin take out a white piece of paper and draw a large piece of candy corn or a triangle with curved points divided into three sections. Write the name of the color in each section and give your child a yellow, orange, and white crayon to color in each part of the candy corn. Encourage them to practice keeping each color in their designated section or to color within the lines.

 

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When your child is satisfied with their coloring, cut out the piece of candy corn and glue it in the center of a black piece of paper for the final touch.

 

 

 

 

5.) Candy Corn Puzzle: A Shape Game

Like Candy Corn: A Coloring Game talk with your children about the colors that are in a piece of candy corn, but also about its triangular shape and its three (3) sections before gathering the following materials and creating this very simple Candy Corn Puzzle for your littles.

 

 

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Materials You’ll Need

  • Brown Construction Paper
  • White Construction Paper
  • Orange Construction Paper
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

 

To begin draw a large piece of candy corn or a triangle with curved points divided into three sections on a white piece of construction paper with black marker and use a scissors to cut around the outline of the triangle.  This piece will now act as your stencil, as well as the top piece to the Candy Corn Puzzle. Place the white triangle in the center of a black piece of construction paper and trace the stencils onto the black construction paper with a black marker. Cut the stencil into three separate portions. Then use the middle section to trace and cut a piece of orange construction paper for the center of the Candy Corn Puzzle. Finally, trace and cut a piece of yellow construction paper for the bottom of the Candy Corn Puzzle.

 

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Once you have all the piece cut, use a black marker to designate each section with a matching number. When ready, mix up the white, orange, and yellow puzzle pieces and ask your child to place it in the correct spot. Allow your child to play with the puzzle for a few more mixes and matching, and then give them a glue stick to finish off the project by gluing each piece in its correct spot one last time before calling it art!

 

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Have you created your own Candy Corn Games using this guide? Send us pictures and we’ll share it on our Facebook page!

 

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