Fall is just around the corner, which means that stores will be stocked with pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and that classic Halloween treat, candy corn.
Some people love it, and some people don’t, but no matter which side you’re on, everyone can get on board with these fun candy corn activities for preschool.
You’ll find activities for math, literacy, and sensory fun.
There’s something here for every curious and playful preschooler, from coloring pages to puzzles to taste-safe playdough and slime.
Look through all of these fun ideas and then be sure to check out our cool candy corn activities for kids.
Preschooler Candy Corn Ideas
Our candy corn craft is an adorable activity to do with preschoolers. It's easy and quick to make with our printable template, and he (or she) will make a cute little piece of decor for the classroom or at home.
You don't want to miss our candy corn preschool worksheets with a fun maze, dot marker printable, handwriting page, fine motor line mazes, and more. We've also included ideas on building an entire Halloween unit around these pages.
Grab these free printable candy corn coloring pages for your students in the classroom or your kids at home. Coloring pages are great for developing motor skills and hand-eye coordination, but coloring is also a fun, creative outlet for kids. Use one or print them all to have a fun afternoon coloring session. The set includes a candy corn mummy, a candy corn witch, and a candy corn bat. So fun!
Candy Corn Math & Literacy Activities
This post features several candy corn math and literacy activities for preschoolers, but our favorite has to be the number cards and counting mats. Kids place a number card on the sheet and then add that number of candy corn teeth to the jack-o-lantern.
Edible Candy Corn Playdough Recipe
Candy corn playdough is another terrific sensory material to make and enjoy this fall. It's made with candy corn, vegetable oil, water, and powdered sugar, so it's totally taste-safe. Give the kids some cookie cutters or playdough mats to add to the fun!
Candy Corn Counting Activity
Math is sweet when you're using candy corn as the manipulative! They make fantastic little counters, and the kids can enjoy a sweet treat after you're done. Complete this activity by writing numbers on plastic cups and allowing the kids to place the correct number of candies in each one. You can also turn this counting activity into addition by combining cups and counting out the new total.
Candy Corn Catapult
Playing with your food can be a lot of fun; we encourage it! This candy corn catapult is a fantastic STEM activity and is sure to be a huge hit with the kids. You'll need jumbo craft sticks, plastic spoons, and rubber bands to make the catapults. Kids can decorate them using paint, markers, or stickers. If you're doing this at home with little ones, help (or let older siblings help) build the catapult. For the classroom, you can pre-build a few catapults to add to your science stations. Launch the candy corn into a bowl or cauldron, if you can.
Candy Corn Counting Worksheet
Here's another fun candy corn counting worksheet. Kids simply look at the number on the jar and place that number of candy corns on it. This is a super simple and low-prep activity for the classroom.
Candy Corn Color by Letter
This coloring page combines letter recognition and coloring for a fun fall or Halloween-themed activity for your preschooler. It focuses on the letters in the words candy corn -- c, a, n, d, o, and r.
Candy Corn Slime
Preschoolers love slime, and who can blame them? It's stretchy, squishy, and fun! Make white, yellow, and orange batches to twist together to make a beautiful candy corn slime. This is a Borax-free recipe.
Candy Corn Putty
Make candy corn putty with the kids. It feels like a mix of slime and playdough... not quite as stretchy or squishy, but very moldable and easy to work with. Make three batches in white, orange, and yellow to build your own candy corn model.
Edible Candy Corn Slime
If you're looking for a taste-safe slime recipe instead, try this one. It's made with candy corn, mini marshmallows, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and vegetable oil. Although you don't want the kids to eat lots of it, it's okay if they have a nibble while they're playing, which is great for kids who still touch their hands to their mouths a lot.
Candy Corn Initial Sound Puzzles
Add these initial sound puzzles to your literacy centers this fall or use them at home with your own kiddos. This free printable activity is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Kids use these three-part puzzles to match the initial sound to a picture and a word. When arranged together, the pieces form a candy corn shape. It's such a cute activity!
Candy Corn Sun Catcher
Make a beautiful candy corn suncatcher to display in your windows this fall. It looks like stained glass and will be so pretty with the light streaming through.
Ripped Paper Candy Corn Craft
If you're looking for a super simple activity to try with the kids, this ripped paper candy corn craft is it. You'll need craft sticks, construction paper (orange, yellow, white), and glue. Ripping the paper is great for practicing those grasping skills with little ones, but you can have the kids cut it instead if you're working on scissor skills. You don't have to worry about it being perfect. This craft looks even cuter with imperfect edges.
Candy Corn Counting
Grab some foam pumpkins (or make your own) for this sweet little math game. Put numbers 1-10 on the pumpkins, and have kids put them in order. Then, the kids can place the corresponding number of candy corns on each one. Provide some extra pieces for a little snack, too!
Paper Plate Candy Corn Counting
Practice counting and one-to-one correspondence with this fun Halloween math game for preschoolers. The candy corn pieces are made from paper plates, which is a super fun activity all on its own. Then, you can use that craft to make these numbered candy corn cards for math practice.
Candy Corn Preschool Printables
This printable pack includes several fun preschool activities, including alphabet tracing, counting, and more. One of our favorites is the autumn tree with candy corn leaves. Kids can practice fine motor skills by placing pieces of candy corn on the printable to complete the tree.
Candy Corn Counting Easy Reader Book
How cute is this candy corn counting book for preschoolers? Each page has a simple sentence to read, a number to trace, and a one-to-one correspondence activity to place manipulatives.
We hope these 18 candy corn activities for preschoolers will help you find a fun way to keep your kids occupied this Halloween. With crafts, games and literacy projects, there’s something here for everyone! Pin the post to save it for later. Happy Fall!