Candy canes are a hallmark of the Christmas season. If you love the peppermint taste or beauty of these red and white candy canes, you’ll love these educational and fun Candy Cane Activities. Use these activities in your homeschool to learn more about candy canes and to learn math, patterns, reading, name recognition, and more! These are also a great way to celebrate Candy Cane Day on December 26th. We have lots of candy cane activity ideas for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students.
Candy Cane activities
Kids will love these candy cane activities to celebrate the holiday season during the the month of December. These Christmas activities for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students are not only fun, but they are a great way to sneak in some Christmas learning too! So take a peak and start planning your Candy Cane Theme lesson to make some fun memories together while making learning fun! The hardest part is figuring out which candy cane craft ideas to try first!
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love all these fun candy cane ideas for a weeks worth of educational activities and candy cane crafts for kids.
Candy Cane activity
Learn with candy canes as your manipulatives in these adorable holiday-friendly activities. These candy cane activities for preschoolers are sure to make your days playful and fun in addition to sneaking in some hands-on learning!
- Candy Cane Towers – Lemon Lime Adventures
- Candy Cane Play Dough – Kids Activities Blog
- Candy Cane Name Ornaments – Fun A Day
- Candy Cane Play Gel – Science Kiddo
- Peppermint Oobleck – Little Bins for Little Hands
- Candy Cane Math – Fantastic Fun and Learning
- Candy Cane Letters – The Letters of Literacy
Candy Cane Craft Ideas
These candy cane craft preschool will delight your kids and most make adorable Christmas ornaments, too!
- Candy Cane Puzzle Ornament
- Candy Cane Soap – STEAM Powered Family
- Candy Cane Finger Paint – Teaching Mama
- Paint Chip Candy Canes – Happy Hooligans
- Marble Candy Canes – Simple Fun for Kids
- Candy Cane Puff Paint – Learn Play Imagine
Candy Cane Science Experiments
Dive into holiday science with these fun candy cane science experiments.
- Green Candy Cane Slime – Schooling Active Monkeys
- Salt Crystal Candy Canes – Schooling Active Monkeys
- Dissolving Candy Canes – Lemon Lime Adventures
- Fizzing Candy Canes – Teaching Mama
- Red Candy Cane Slime – Little Bins for Little Hands
- Dancing Candy Canes – Inspiration Laboratories
- Disappearing Candy Cane Stripes – Playdough to Plato
Books About Candy Canes
Once you’ve had your fill of candy cane crafts and candy cane math, cuddle up on the couch and read one of these great books together with your children:
Looking for ideas for fun Christmas learning with free Christmas printables? Check out these fun resources:
- Fun Christmas Playdough Mats
- Alphabet Ornaments to trace and erase
- HUGE Pack of Christmas Worksheets for Preschool
- Christmas Science Experiments
- Stringing Lights Christmas Math Activities learning Patterns with playdough
- Free Christmas Tracing Sheets
- Find the Letter Free Christmas Worksheets
- Gingerbread Man Rhyme Puzzles
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt Online Free
- Cute Christmas Sight Word Worksheets
- Free Christmas Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture Worksheets
- Christmas Dot to Dot
- Christmas Alphabet Game
Christmas Activities for Kids
Looking for more fun Christmas printables, Christmas Crafts, and Christmas activities to fill your holiday calendar? Check out these fun ideas!
- Free Christmas Bingo Printable
- Printable Christmas Pictionary
- This Puffy Gingerbread Paint smells AMAZING!
- FUN Rudolph Race Game for kids with balloons
- Christmas Crafts for Kids book with over 100 Christmas Activities, Crafts, and Recipes for families to enjoy together during the month of December.
- Easy-to-Make Puffy Snow Paint
- Printable Hat Preschool Christmas Crafts
- Precious Snowman Handprint Ornament
- Beautiful Melted Crayon Ornaments
- Printable Christmas Names Cards with jokes
- How to Make Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
- Simple Paper Strip Christmas Tree Ornament
- Epic Grinch Themed Party
- Puffy Gingerbread Ornament Recipe
- 100+ Christmas Crafts and Activities
- See all of our Christmas for kids crafts, activities, recipes, and printables here!
Free Christmas Worksheets
Looking for more huge Christmas Worksheets to make practicing math and literacy fun for kids? You will love these huge, free printable packs for December!
- Christmas Around the World Worksheets
- Super Cute FREE Christmas Worksheets
- Gingerbread Pirates Worksheets
- Gingerbread Man Worksheets
- Snowman Worksheet Pack
- Nativity Worksheets Printable Pack
- Nutcracker Worksheets for Kids
- Polar Express Telling the Time Worksheets