So, I am always on Yahoo Answers! Trying to become inspired by reading the questions posted in the Early Childhood section, and today I ran across a great theme idea for fall: Candy Corn. Oh the wonderful things you can do with candy corn... besides the obvious, which is eating it. So a few candy corn activity ideas for everyone:
Candy Corn Art:
Children can glue actual candy corn to a piece of construction paper.
Candy Corn Art 2:
Supply children with a candy corn coloring page. Have the children tear orange pieces of paper to glue on the bottom part, yellow in the middle and white on the top. Here's a coloring page you can use:
Painting with Candy Corn:
Candy Corn Measuring
Candy Corn Manipulatives
For many of the activities below I will ask for Candy Corn Manipulatives. You can create these a variety of ways. You can print a small picture off of the internet repeatedly and cut them out. You can cut out simple triangles from yellow, orange and white construction paper. If you plan on using these for an extended period of time, it is a good idea to laminate them.
Candy Corn Hop
Place small candy corn shapes on the floor and cover each one with contact paper. Have the children jump from one candy corn to the next.
Fishing for Candy Corns
Tie 3 feet of string to a wooden spoon. Attach a magnet to the end of the string. Cut out 6 small candy corn shapes from the construction paper. Number the candy corn from 1 to 6. Attach paper clips to the candy corns. Lay the candy corns on the floor, spreading them out at first. Have the children use the fishing pole to try to catch the candy corns. Have them try to get a certain number.
Candy Corn Numeration
Cut out 6 small candy corn shapes from the construction paper. Number the candy corn from 1 to 6. Have the children place the candy corn in order from 1 to 6.
Candy Corn Counting
Use the cards from a standard deck of playing cards. Pull out the numbers 2 through 9. Have the children place 2 real candy corns on the 2 cards. (They can place the corns on the shapes on the card to self check) Then place 3 on the 3 and so on.
Have each child taste a regular candy corn, a brown orange white candy corn and a candy pumpkin. Ask the children to vote on which they like the best. Create a graph to display the results.
Candy Corn Graph