I love all things candy corn, so of course I love incorporating candy corn activities into my classroom during the fall and around Halloween time. It is a perfect way to channel the students’ excitement about the holiday into something academically based. I wanted to share some of my favorite FREE candy corn activities with you today!
Candy Corn Math Activities
FREE Candy Corn Comparison Printable
First up, is a comparing numbers printable with candy corn. The students need candy corn and dice to complete this activity. The students roll a dice to create different numbers to compare using the candy corn.
You may have to make sure you tell the students how to use the candy corn as inequality symbols and even model this a few times. If you don’t, the students may try to use the candy corn as an arrow and point to the larger number.
Click here to grab the candy corn decimal printable for FREE. I have included several options with the numbers the students create: decimals and whole numbers.
Free Candy Corn Math Center
Each year, I always have students who struggle with reading larger whole numbers so this candy corn math center is a perfect review. The activity requires the students to match three representations of the same whole number. Click here or on the image below to grab this candy corn math activity for free!
If you want more candy corn math centers (including those with decimal skills), click here to check out my Halloween math centers. It includes lots of themed math activities that your students will love!
Candy Corn STEM Activity
In addition to the candy corn math activities, I love this STEM activity involving candy corn. It requires the students to create a workable catapult to launch the candy corn. For this activity, the students can use lots of different household items to create a catapult.
Here is one example using pencils, rubber bands, and a spoon:
This candy corn stem activity can be done in school or even as a fun at home project. I made recording sheets that walk the students through the process so it would make a great at home project. The students can complete the project at home and then bring them in on the assigned due date. On that date, the students can try out their catapults and even have a “race” to see whose launches the candy corn the furthest.
Click here to grab the printables for the Candy Corn Catapult Activity for FREE!
Your students will definitely love having a candy corn themed day in math and science with these candy corn themed activities.
MORE Fall and Halloween Activities
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brittany d. says
This is great! Love it!
Jennifer Findley says
Candy and science! Two of my favorites! Cannot wait to do this with my 4th graders – thank you so much!
Missy willis says
Can you email me the instructions on how to make the candy corn catapult? My daughter is a freshman and she wants to teach her brothers 5th grade class how to make it as her science project. She wants to do it this Friday for his Halloween project using Halloween pencils.
Jennifer Findley says
Hi Missy, I don’t have directions for the catapult because I use this as an engineering project. The students create the catapult with their materials and design. Then, they test it out and make improvements. I have found that giving me instructions sometimes limits their creativity. They come up with amazing designs themselves. Hope this helps!