Close your eyes and take a moment to think about Christmas. If you’re like me, fond memories will pop up . . . including the delightful scents of evergreen trees and peppermint. There’s just something about peppermint and candy canes that make me smile and think about kid-friendly fun around the holidays. In that vein, take a peek at these amazing candy cane activities to try with the family soon.
Originally published December 7, 2013. Updated for even more candy cane fun!
All of these candy cane activities are fun ideas for bringing some pepperminty goodness into your holidays! I think they’d be great whether you’re home with the kiddos or a teacher making December plans. Now if only I could narrow down what ones I want to try!
science, math, and sensory candy cane activities
I loved finding so many candy cane ideas that let the kids explore early learning. Below you’ll find more than 10 activities that delve into science, math, and sensory concepts.
candy cane ornaments
Of course we can’t talk about candy canes without touching on ornaments the kiddos can make (parents can help, too)! Below are hands-on candy cane ornaments the kids will have a blast making.
candy cane arts and crafts
Some awesome art and crafts activities that are all around a candy cane theme. Which of these ideas would your kiddos be most excited to make?
candy cane home decorations
If you and the kiddos are candy cane obsessed, why not make some of these decorations for the house?
delicious candy cane treats
I couldn’t have a candy cane collection without adding in some sweet treats, now could I?
Do you have any favorite candy cane activities you and your family enjoy? If you’re looking for more Christmas ideas for the kids, be sure to pop over to my Christmas Pinterest board.