Add this fun Candy Corn Relay to your list of fun Halloween Games for Kids! Kids will love racing as they balance their candy corn on a spoon!
I love Halloween – talking to my kids about what they want their costumes to be, decorating the house and the yard, going to the pumpkin patch – so much fun! But my favorite part of the holiday? The candy corn! It’s definitely one of my weaknesses when it comes to sweet treats!
In fact, I brought this activity to use with my kids in therapy and I ended up eating the entire bag of candy corn. The. Entire. Bag. I had to run out and buy more! I told you, I have a candy corn problem.
Luckily, there’s more fun to be had with candy corn than just eating it! Add this activity to your list of Halloween games for kids for your next classroom Halloween party, or just as a fun way to pass the time on a rainy afternoon this fall!
What You’ll Need
-Yellow, white, orange construction paper OR plastic cones OR other obstacles
What to Do
First, set up your relay course. We made a few candy corn cones out of construction paper (just cut strips of orange, white, and yellow paper and tape them together to form a cone), but you could also use regular plastic cones or other objects for obstacles.
Set a bowl of candy corn on one end of your course and an empty bowl on the other end. The first child in line scoops a few pieces of candy corn out of the bowl and maneuvers through the course to dump it into the empty bowl. He then runs his spoon back and gives it to the next person in line.
The next person takes another scoop of candy corn and maneuvers through the course to dump it into the bowl. Continue until all of the candy corn has been scooped from one container to the other!
How to Change it Up
-Only have one child playing? Make it a race against the clock! Can he scoop all of the candy corn from one container to the other before the timer rings?
-Try mixing up the types of movements the kids use to get through the course. Can they tip toe? Walk on their knees? Crawl using only one hand?
Skill Areas Addressed
Gross motor skills, fine motor skills, visual motor integration, coordination, motor control, grasp
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Super cute! I am with you on the candy corn addiction – I purposely don’t buy it because I just eat it all.
Could you also use the cones as a stacking game? I love the way those paper candy corns look. Could the kids do a relay race to gather up all the pieces and create candy corn or would the paper be too flimsy?
As usual, great ideas!
Thanks so much Margaret! I think I only made my way through one bag of the stuff this Halloween – not too bad for me! :) Using the cones as a stacking game is a great idea! You could make cones in the three colors of candy corn and have the kids stack them in the right order! I think if you used heavier craft paper or even construction paper, it would work! Love it!
Super cute idea! Can you help me out with making cones like yours? Love them but I am stumped trying to make them.
Glad you liked this idea! :) I just taped 3 sheets of construction paper together and rolled it into a cone shape. The bottom was uneven and there is a slight gap between the edges of the paper, but I just cut around the bottom to make it as even as possible and it worked for our game! You could also paint empty water bottles or 2 liter soda bottles with candy corn colors to make cones! Enjoy!
Jessica Bradley says
Why is the kid in the picture using his hand to carry the spoon. Isn’t that the main rule-not to use your hands? Haha
To play the game, kids use a spoon to scoop up the candy corn and then balance it on the spoon while they navigate through the cones.
Hope that makes sense! :)
I absolutely love candy canes but it is so hard to get hold of them in the UK without paying a fortune for shipping!! ?
Might have to use something else for this activity instead.
looks like a fun game to play
I am going to do this on my little boy birthday party since he was a Halloween baby and we have party every single Halloween but never had this game but
I wonder when and how we decide who wins?