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
Magic Fun Math lessons!
Fun Math is an easy to teach, highly effective math curriculum based on play and hands-on learning.
All the lessons are designed to be fun and memorable, so children enjoy their lessons and feel confident.
The lessons are easy for teachers and parents to use, in class or at home.
These are the magic lessons where children really see, understand, and can apply math concepts. They are especially suited to children who don’t like math, lack confidence, don’t understand math the way they are currently being taught, or just want to play.
:: 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.
Transform your teaching with Fun Math
The Fun Math series gives you a math curriculum that is easy to teach and highly effective.
Children love these lessons because they are engaging and fun.
You'll have a clear set of ready-made math lessons and activities that are simple to lead using our step-by-step lesson guides, and which children really understand.
Be the best math teacher and boost your children's confidence and skills with Fun Math.