These candy cane number sticks bring a fun, hands-on element to counting and addition practice while also building fine motor skills.
Candy cane math counting activity
:: white pipe cleaners
:: red pony beads
:: red card
:: white pen
Curl the top of a white pipe cleaner to make a candy cane shape.
Use a rectangle of red card to make a number label. Wrap it around the base of the ‘candy cane’ and use glue to stick it in place.
Adapt your candy cane set to suit your children. You can make candy canes for the numbers one to ten, for the two times table sequence, or for addition or subtraction questions.
Set out the candy canes with a dish of red pony beads and invite your children to thread on the correct number of beads to match each label.
Download your complete Candy Cane Unit
A super fun and festive unit of learning! This kit gives you everything you need to teach an engaging program of activities all based around candy canes. With ideas for math, literacy, science, play, sensory, arts and crafts your children will love learning all through the holiday season.
:: over 60 pages of lessons, activities, and printables
:: a complete unit of candy cane themed math, science, literacy, arts and crafts, sensory, and play
:: materials lists and bonus printables make it so easy!
:: everything planned for you, so you can enjoy it as much as your children do
:: fun and festive, and packed with engaging learning
:: created with children aged 4 to 8 in mind