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" on the craft 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! Hurray!
Start some dialogue - suggestions:
- What are your favorite types of candy -- make a list.
- What is your favorite holiday that includes eating and collecting candy from door-to-door?
- 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. 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 > Alphabet Letter C Candy Corn Activities
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.
- Have some real candy corn on hand to help children count them physically along with Julius.
- Numbers and counting: 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.
- Make cupcakes and decorate each with candy corn with each having an specific number.
Review more Kevin Henkes books mouse activities.
Activity > Candy Corn Craft > includes educational activities with the craft.
Candy corn coloring pages:
Candy corn & mouse
Autumn > Halloween -- Mouse theme >