When I went to the store to get a bag of candy corn for my Candy Corn Wreath project, I saw this bag of Autumn Mix Candy and immediately thought off all the fun activities we could use it for, oh and yes we could enjoy eating it too!!
I first saw the idea for Grid Games on the PreKinders website, there are many wonderful printable versions available on her site. I am low on ink so I decided to use my ice cube trays instead of printing out the grids and my handy bag of Harvest Mix Candy Corn as the manipulative.
Emily and I played this game together. We each got an ice cube tray and a cup of Candy Corn. To play, Emily rolled our Foam Dice and told me the number that she rolled. Then she counted out that amount of Candy Corn and placed one in each spot in the ice cube tray. Next, I did the same thing. The winner was the first person to fill all of the spots in their try.
This can be done individually as well, but Emily loves when I join in on activities like this and I find it a lot more fun than just watching too!
This activity is great for teaching 1 to 1 correspondence and counting as well as practicing fine motor skills.