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Who doesn’t love eating candy canes this time of year(or anytime really)? So why not have some Candy Cane Fun?
The Candy Cane originated in Germany, about 300 years ago, as a white sugar stick. The legend goes there once was a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral who handed these sugar sticks out to the children. This was his way of keeping them quiet during the Christmas Eve Service. In order to justify giving the children candy, the choirmaster requested a shepherd’s crook be put at the top of the sticks to remind the children of the shepherds that visited Jesus. He also used the white color of the sticks to teach them about the sinless life of Jesus.
Fun Candy Cane Books
- The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg – HomeschoolShare has a free Unit Study to go along with this book.
- I Spy a Candy Cane
- J Is for Jesus The Sweetest Story Ever Told by
Fun Candy Cane Experiments
- Bend Your Candy Cane at Preschool Powol Packets
- Crystal Candy Canes at Little Bins for Little Hands
- Candy Cane Slime at Little Bins for Little Hands
- Dancing Candy Canes at Inspiration Laboratories
Fun Candy Cane Activities
- Peppermint Play Dough Recipe at Growing A Jeweled Rose
- Salt Dough Candy Cane Ornaments at Fun at Home with Kids
- Bird Food Ornaments at Coffee Cups and Crayons
- Sensory Activity at Fun-A-Day
- Scented Marble Candy Canes with Simple Fun for Kids
- Candy Cane Name Ornament at Fun-A-Day
- Go on a Candy Cane Hunt
- Candy Cane Marble Maze at Playdough to Plato
Fun Candy Cane Worksheets
- Legend of the Candy Cane Poem Printable from the Homeschool Village
- Candy Cane Notebooking Page for copy work
- Candy Cane Investigation from Mrs. Leeby at Teachers Pay Teachers (free)
- Candy Cane Coloring Pages from the Crafty Classroom
- Legend of the Candy Cane Lapbook from Homeschool Share
- Legend of the Candy Cane Fun Facts from Foodie Friends Friday Daily Dish
Fun Candy Cane Recipes
- Candy Cane Coaco
- Candy Cane Cookies
- Candy Cane Geneva Cookies
- Candy Cane Brownie Trifle
- Candy Cane Macarons
- Candy Cane Marshmallows
- Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Bars
And we must have a video showing how the candy canes are made!
I hope you have fun with these. We are 🙂
Share some of your favorite candy cane activities in the comments below.