Happy Fall Y’all!
It’s the first day of Fall today and let me tell you I can feel it in the air. For me Fall is official when I have my first Pumpkin Spice Latte! Oh that is pure goodness right there!!!
Fall time in a Kindergarten classroom is so much fun. We paint leaves, go on a nature walk, bake cinnamon muffins, celebrate “Pumpkin Day” (more on that later!) and of course… have fun with candy corn! There is something about candy corn that brings me back to being a kid! I remember the sugary smell when my mom would FINALLY buy a bag at the grocery store and open it up! I used to try to eat only one color at a time and nibble it down like a little mouse! I love incorporating candy corn into the classroom and so here are 3 ways to have fun with candy corn this Fall!
1. Candy Corn Garland – Getting a little messy with paint is also a plus in Kindergarten and this candy corn craft is no exception! All you need is orange paint, yellow paint, white glitter paint, paper plates, scissors, a hole puncher and string. Students start on the outside of the paper plate and paint in circles. The top 1/3 yellow, the middle 1/3 orange and the last 1/3 white. Allow the paint to dry a little bit and then cut your paper plate into 8 slices. There you have it, candy corn! Next, punch a hole in both edges of the yellow part of the candy corn and thread your string through. Tie off on each end. Now you have a candy corn garland that can either decorate your classroom or your students home!
2. Fall Sensory Box – I love to make different themed sensory boxes and have my students hunt for treasure. First, fill a plastic shoe box container with fall items like silk leaves, spider rings, plastic pumpkins and of course candy corn! Next, mix in magnetic alphabet letters – A thru Z. Have your students “hunt” for the letters and put them in alphabetical order from A-Z. So much fun but please talk to your kiddos about not eating the candy corn in the sensory tubs! EWWW! Eating is next on the list :0)
3. Candy Corn Graphing – Buy a few bags of the Autumn Mix candy corn. It usually contains candy pumpkins and two colors of candy corn. Each child gets a small baggie with a handful of the mix inside. Have your students sort and graph their candy. We fill out a graph together and compare results. Lastly, we eat our materials! To download this FREEBIE Candy Corn Graph click on the picture!
Candy Corn is fun, yummy and screams Fall, and isn’t having fun while learning what Kindergarten is all about! If you would like some more candy corn activities, check out my “Candy Corn Math Centers” and “Candy Corn Literacy Centers” on TPT! Each resource comes with 5 standards based candy corn activities to incorporate into your center time with little to no prep.
Happy Fall and Happy Teaching!