Candy Cane Christmas FREE Printables Kids Activities

How to Grow a Candy Cane Activity with FREE Printable

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Looking for a fun Christmas activity for Kids? Kids will be amazed by this magical holiday activity for December where they will learn how to grow a candy cane!  Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students will be amazed as they are growing candy canes! This Christmas activities is great to start out the season, as a gift your Elf on the Shelf, or as an inexpensive gift for friends. Simply download pdf file with free candy cane seeds printable and you are ready for a memorable time.

Grow a Candy Cane Christmas Activity for Kids - Looking for a fun Christmas activity for Kids? Kids will be amazed by this magical holiday activity for December where they will learn how to grow a candy cane!  Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students will be amazed as they are growing candy canes! This Christmas activities is great to start out the season, as a gift your Elf on the Shelf, or as an inexpensive gift for friends. Simply download pdf file with free candy cane seeds printable and you are ready for a memorable time.

How to Grow a Candy Cane

Amaze your kids as you teach them how to grow a candy cane with this simple Christmas activity that will capture the imagination of young kids. You can have your Elf on the Shelf bring the peppermint seeds and use our free printable growing candy canes, or just as a fun Christmas activity for kids during December. This is loads of fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.

Candy cane seeds printable

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

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Growing Candy Canes

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!!

How to Grow Candy Canes

All you need for this Christmas activity for kids are a few simple materials:

  • 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)
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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 candy cane seeds in the potting snow. Finally, apply the “North Pole Fertilizer”.

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Elf on the Shelf Grow a 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

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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Grow a Candy Cane Christmas Activity for Kids with Free Printable

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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 - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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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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