We read a very short, candy corn themed, story for stART (a story+ART link-up hosted by A Mommy's Adventures), today.
Julius's Candy Corn, came from our library, as part of a boxed set, entitled - A Box of Treats, Five Little Picture Books by Kevin Henkes. Each of the five books, has an appropriately sweet, candy theme, to go with various seasons, and holidays.
- Wimberly's Ice-Cream Star, for the 4th of July
- Julius's Candy Corn, for Halloween
- Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick, for Christmas
- Lilly's Chocolate Heart, for Valentine's Day
- and Owen's Marshmallow Chick, for Easter
It's a very simple story, but my youngest two (ages 4 and 5) thought it was very cute. We made an equally simple, contact, and tissue paper, craft to go with it.
I traced 10 candy corn shapes, on the back side of contact paper, using a template from a First School, printable, candy corn craft.
Then, we cut them out, and peeled the paper away (E was able to cut, and peel them, herself).
I sat them sticky side up, over the template (for C), and the girls covered them with pieces of yellow, orange, and white tissue paper.
When they were done with all ten, I trimmed them, and hung them up on the window with tape.
I know I've seen this done, where a second piece of contact paper is used to seal in the tissue paper, but the girls had pretty well covered all the sticky parts, so I just hung them up, as they were.
For more story stretching, arts and crafts, click over to this week's stART link-up, at a Mommy's Adventures.
It's great to be a homeschooler.