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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