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Grow a Candy Cane Activity {with FREE Printable}

Here is a fun Christmas Activity for Kids. It works great to start out the season, as a gift your Elf on the Shelf brings, or as an inexpensive gift for friends.

Grow a Candy Cane Christmas Activity for Kids with Free Printable

Grow a Candy Cane Activity

The original idea for this super cute activity came from the very creative Wonder’s Days. We didn’t have an Elf on a Shelf when we planned this activity, so I tweaked it slightly.

I made seed packets, complete with instructions for the activity. My kiddos got one of these packages for our first advent activity.  I also gave some away as gifts to my niece, nephew, neighborhood friends, and Minnie’s BFF. They were such a great gift kids can make because they were are fun, creative, and inexpensive to make!!

Candy Cane Activity Supplies

Here is what you need:

  • fake snow
  • glitter/confetti
  • round peppermint candy
  • candy cane
  • small bags
  • {FREE} Printable Grow a Candy Cane (see below
Grow a Candy Cane activity Supplies Needed

How to Grow a Candy Cane

The recipient of the present will pick a pot, container, bowl, or whatever to plant in
Grow a Candy Cane Christmas Activity

Put the North Pole Potting Snow in the pot

Grow a Candy Cane Christmas Activity

Read the directions on the seed container & plant the seed in the potting snow

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Apply North Pole Fertilizer

Grow a Candy Cane Christmas Activity

and wait….magically (with Mom’s help) overnight the seed will grow into a candy cane!

Grow a Candy Cane Christmas Activity

Pretty cool, huh?! My kids though it was amazing! They are planning to try and leave the candy cane in the the ‘soil’ to see if it gets any bigger =-) I reminded them that plants only grow a certain height and then then they stop; but it doesn’t hurt to experiment!!

FREE Printable for Grow a Candy Cane Activity

Grow a Candy Cane Christmas Activity

Print and follow the directions on the free printable Grow a Candy Cane Activity and you will end up with: 

  • 1 bag of North Pole Potting Snow (fake snow)
  • 1 bag of North Pole Fertilizer (glitter/confetti)
  • 1 wrapped present for Mom from Santa (this is then candy cane with directions to swap out the round peppermint ‘seed’ with candy cane)
  • Magical Peppermint Seed Packet (round peppermint in seed packet with instructions for planting.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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