Candy Cane Christmas FREE Printables Kids Activities

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 - this is such a clever activity perfect for families during December, or having the Elf on the Shelf bring these magical seeds. The free printable really adds a lot to this cute activity. #candycane #christmasactivity #elfontheshelf

Post Updated: November 2018

Christmas Activities


Grow a Candy Cane

This is such a fun, simple activity that will capture the imagination of young kids. You can have your Elf on the Shelf bring the seeds and use our free printable, or just as a fun Christmas activity for kids during December.


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 my daughter’s best friend. They were such a great Christmas gifts kids can make because they were are fun, creative, and inexpensive to make!!

Candy Cane Activity Supplies

Here is what you need:

  • fake snow, dirt, insta snow, or cotton balls.
  • glitter/confetti
  • round peppermint candy
  • candy cane
  • small bags
  • {FREE} Printable Grow a Candy Cane (see below)

Candy Cane Activity

The recipient of the present will pick a pot, container, bowl, or whatever to plant in. Start out by putting the “North Pole Potting Snow” in the pot.

Read the directions on the free printable seed container & plant the “seed” in the potting snow. Finally, apply the “North Pole Fertilizer”.


Elf on the Shelf Candy Cane

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

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

FREE Printable for Grow a Candy Cane 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! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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  • Beth … your blog is awesome! My granddaughter will love this activity. Thank you for generously sharing with all of us. Merry Christmas.

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