It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Our tree is up! The village houses are out! And I’m already dreaming about what kind of Christmas cookies we’ll be making this year. This is the first year we’ll be using an Advent Calendar (in coordination with the Truth in Tinsel e-book) so I’m hoping that will go well!
Today we’ll be doing a few activities with candy canes — that wonderful Christmas candy!
We started with a simple pack of Christmas colored pipe cleaners that I picked up at Michael’s for $2.99.
I has my little assistant paint some toilet paper rolls in coordinating colors. I had just thrown out my stash of toilet paper rolls in preparation for a house showing, so we only had two available. As a result, we cut them in half in order to do all the colors, but keeping them whole would have been better for this activity.
After the toilet paper tubes were ready, we sorted pipe cleaners (cut in quarters to fit into the tubes better) into the matching color tube.
Next we took pipe cleaner halves and twisted them to make mini candy canes.
More Candy Cane Activities:
Cut pipe cleaners into various sizes and sort by length
Counting Candy Canes (store-bought or the ones you just made)
Hide and Seek with a Candy Cane
More Great Things to Check Out!
- Christmas Preschool Printables by Confessions of a Homeschooler
- Toddler Christmas Series by A Day in the Life
- DIY Microwave Christmas Tree Ornaments by in Lieu of Preschool
- Candy Cane Theme Lessons from Homeschool Share
- Candy Cane Pinterest Board
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Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.