Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fun And Games For National Candy Corn Day

Happy National Candy Corn Day!

Even now it's not too late to throw together a few fun ideas for the holiday.

We celebrated this afternoon with a pull-string candy corn pinata...


...filled with the candy corn finger puppets I posted about earlier, and little goodie bags with an assortment of store bought candy corn, at least as good an assortment as I could get my hands on, and some tiny, crunchy, candy corn cookies I made myself out of sugar cookie dough.


The goodie bags were just sealable sandwich bags I had on hand...


...folded in half, as shown, over the treats...


...twisted shut...


...tied tightly with pieces of yellow, orange and white yarn...


...and trimmed on top, to remove the "zipper" part.


The candy in the bags was for eating, but the rest of our supply of candy corn (what was left over, and the ones we've been using for math manipulatives all week) was set aside for games...


...like racing to see who could move the most candy corn from the table into a bowl in sixty seconds using a straw...


...or which team could be the first to blow a candy corn back and forth across the table ten times...


...or a relay game, where the children raced to fill small cups with candy corn, using a spoon to scoop up candy from bowls across the room, and taking turns with partners on their team. The first team to fill their cup was the winner.


Next on the docket is some homemade candy corn of course, and candy corn manicures for the girls.


I gave myself one this morning. You can find instructions for this type of nail art all over the Internet. It's pretty simple, just time consuming - a coat of white nail polish, a coat of yellow starting 3/4 of the way up the nail, a coat of orange just at the tip, a coat of glitter polish, and finally a clear coat protector, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next - probably not the wisest project to take on on a Sunday morning before church, but the girls in my Sunday school class thought it was pretty neat.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

6 comments:

Phyllis said...

What a cute party!

Kendra said...

Fun! If only we could score candy corn in Tassie. lol

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Kendra - You'll just have to make your own - maybe you could start a trend!

Ticia said...

Those are such itty bitty cookies! I can only imagine how long they took.

Raising a Happy Child said...

You are such a fun Mom - candy corn manicure, wow!

Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Wow. I think I want this for my own personal birthday party next year. Ha! What fun ideas!