Fall Fun Day 4: Candy Corn

Candy Corn

J had his cousin over for another day of our Fall Fun unit.  We did a lot of math activities and yummy food today.

Read:

  • The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff

Watch:

Discuss:

  • Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel.

  • October 30th is National Candy Corn Day.

  • More than 35 million pounds of candy corn are made each year.

  • Candy corn has less sugar than raisins.

  • Candy corn is made with just eight ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, confectioner’s glaze, natural/artificial flavorings (and colors), salt, egg whites, honey glycerin, mineral oil, and carnauba wax.

  • Candy corn is completely fat free.

Comprehension Questions: Show the children a bag of candy corn. Write “Candy Corn is” (inside of a candy corn) on the board. Give each child a piece of candy corn and have them use their 5 senses to describe the candy corn ending with the sense of taste. After they use each sense write the words that they used to describe the candy corn around the candy corn drawing.

Candy Corn Combinations

Materials:

  • Yellow, Orange, and White Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Candy Corn

Directions:

  1. Cut out candy corn shape from construction paper and cut it apart into the 3 sections.
  2. Use the pieces as a template to cut out yellow pieces from the bottom piece of the template, and orange pieces from the middle, and white from the top.
  3. Put math addends or subtraction facts on the pieces (one number per piece).
  4. Children put the pieces together like a puzzle to create correct math facts.Fall Fun Study (168)_edited-1
  5. After all the candy corn puzzles have been put together let the child use the real candy corn to use as manipulatives for the math facts.Fall Fun Study (170)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (169)_edited-1

Candy Corn KrispiesFall Fun Study (184)_edited-1

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 full cups mini marshmallows
  • 7 1/2 cups Rice Krispies, divided
  • orange and yellow food coloring
  • shortening
  • 5 oz. white chocolate

Directions:

  1. Measure 2 ½ cups Rice Krispies and place in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Grease one large and one small piece of waxed paper. Line a large bread pan with the large piece, greased side up; set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pan combine 2 tablespoons butter and 2 full cups of mini marshmallows just until melted.
  4. Stir in cereal from the large bowl until combined.
  5. Press into the bottom of the bread pan; set aside.
  6. Measure 2 ½ cups cereal and place in a large bowl; set aside. In the small saucepan combine 2 tablespoons butter, 5 drops of orange food coloring, and 2 full cups of mini marshmallows just until melted. (Instead of the food coloring I used already colored marshmallows; pumpkin orange, french vanilla yellow, and plain white.)Fall Fun Study (181)_edited-1
  7. Stir in cereal from the large bowl until combined.
  8. Press into the bread pan on top of the white layer; set aside.
  9. In the small saucepan combine 2 tablespoons butter, 5 drops yellow food coloring and 2 full cups of mini marshmallows just until melted.
  10. Stir in the remaining cereal until combined.
  11. Press into the bread pan on top of the orange layer.
  12. Place the small piece of wax paper on top of the Krispie treat, greased side down.
  13. Flip the entire treat upside down to help form the top layer and place back into the pan to allow it to set for 1-2 hours.
  14. Un-wrap the Krispie treat onto a cutting board slice the treat into three sections so you can see all the layers on each slice.
  15. Take each of the three segments and slice into triangles.
  16. Dip the white portion of the treat into melted white chocolate.Fall Fun Study (182)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (185)_edited-1

Tissue Paper Candy Corn

Materials:

  • Orange, Yellow and White tissue papers
  • pencil with a full eraser
  • glue
  • white card stock

Directions:

  1. Draw an outline of a candy corn on the card stock.
  2. Cut the tissue into 1 inch squares..
  3. Pour some school glue onto a plate.
  4. Have your child take one piece of tissue, and show them how to center (approximately!) the eraser onto it. 
  5. Wrap the tissue up around the pencil.Fall Fun Study (176)_edited-1
  6. Dip into the glue. Fall Fun Study (178)_edited-1
  7. Hold onto the edges of the tissue, and press the glue tipped end onto the paper (add white to the top, orange to the middle, and yellow on the bottom). Slide the pencil out. Fall Fun Study (179)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (180)_edited-1

Candy Corn Roll and Eat

I printed out the Candy Corn Roll and Eat sheets for each child.  They placed a candy corn on each number and then took turns rolling the dice.  When ever a number was rolled they got to eat the candy on that number.Fall Fun Study (167)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (165)_edited-1Candy Corn Pizza

For lunch today we has a fun pizza.

Materials:

  • I can Pillsbury Pizza Crust
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • pepperoni

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray pan with cooking spray and spread pizza dough on the pan evenly.
  3. Spread pizza sauce on the dough.
  4. Spread the mozzarella in the middle of the pizza in about a 4 inch circle.
  5. Spread the cheddar cheese on the rest of the pizza.
  6. Cover the middle ring of the pizza with pepperoni.
  7. Bake for 12-15 min.
  8. Let cool and cut in slices to look like candy corn.Fall Fun Study (171)_edited-1

 Candy Corn Creatures

I had the boys draw a creature on paper and use candy corn as the teeth and other features.Fall Fun Study (173)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (174)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (175)_edited-1

 Candy Corn Math

Materials:

  • 1 bag of harvest candy corn

Directions:

  1. Guess how many pieces of candy are in the bag.
  2. Count how many pieces are in the bag by separating the pieces into piles of 10 and then counting by ten’s. Fall Fun Study (157)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (159)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (160)_edited-1
  3. Next separated the pumpkins and the different colors of candy corn.Fall Fun Study (156)_edited-1
  4. Then make patterns with the pieces (label the pumpkins and candy corn as A, B, and C).Fall Fun Study (161)_edited-1
  5. Encourage the child to try more difficult patterns than just a simple AB pattern. Try ABC, ABB, ABAC, etc.Fall Fun Study (162)_edited-1 Fall Fun Study (164)_edited-1

Candy Corn Math

1. I think that there are _______ pieces of candy in the bag.

2. There was really _______ pieces of candy in the bag.

3. I think that there are _______ pieces candy corn in the bag.

4. There was really _______ pieces candy corn in the bag.

5. I think that there are _______ pieces candy pumpkins in the bag.

6. There was really _______ pieces candy pumpkins in the bag.

7. I think that there are _______ pieces Indian candy corn in the bag.

8. There was really _______ pieces Indian candy corn in the bag.

9. I made an ___ ___ ___ pattern with my candy.

10. Here is a drawing of my patterns…

Fall Fun Unit Study

Day 1: Leaves

Day 2: Pumpkins

Day 3: Acorns

Day 4: Candy Corn

Day 5: Scarecrows

Day 6: Apples

Day 7: Bonfires