Candy corn! The first sight of the white, yellow and orange triangles in the stores reminds me that Halloween is around the corner. That fall confection has inspired me to create some indoor and outdoor Halloween games for kids that will also build their literacy skills!
Halloween Literacy Games
Outdoor Game: Candy Corn Hop
Materials Needed: a candy corn cone, sidewalk chalk (orange, yellow and white)
*The candy corn cone is made with an orange cone. I used yellow and white acrylic paint to make stripes that resemble the candy treat.
Draw six to nine boxes in a column alternating colors with the chalk. In each square write a letter that your child needs to practice naming or identifying the sound it represents. Place the candy corn cone at one end.
The child stands at the opposite end of the column. As they hop from one box to the next, they have to say the letter name or sound the letter represents. Play continues until the child reaches the candy corn cone.
Indoor Game: Candy Corn Cover-Up
Materials Needed: picture mat printable and a handful of candy corn
Print the picture mat. Give the child a handful of candy corn.
Version 1: Call out a sound and have the child find a picture that begins with that sound. Place a candy corn on that object in the picture.
Version 2: The child names an object in the picture and says the beginning sound that they hear. They place a piece of candy corn on the object if they say the beginning sound correctly.
Looking for some fun books to read for the Halloween holiday? Check out this list of books that will have you singing, chanting and dancing.
I also have a special opportunity for you to get all your Halloween craft and activity ideas this year! And, you will be helping an important cause at the same time.
I created this candy corn post to bring awareness to Toddler Approved’s Halloween Move & Create for Hope newsletter series. Each week in October you will receive lots of Halloween activities for the little ones. The series costs $5.99 and all proceeds will be donated to Huntington’s Disease. You can read all the details at Kristina’s page about the Halloween project for 2-5 year-olds. This is a great opportunity to give to a worthy cause and collect lots of holiday ideas! I just signed up. I hope you’ll join with me too!