by Crystal Bowman
Book Summary: “The candy maker has come up with a new candy that not only tastes good, but has a message everyone should hear. Set in rhyme, this story explains to small children how one of their favorite Christmas treats, the candy cane, is a symbol of Jesus’ birth and gift of salvation.“ (from book cover)
Bible Verse: Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6
Counting: The boys lined up and counted some candy canes.
Do-a-Dots: We switched it up a bit and rather than using our homemade puff balls, the boys used Do-a-Dot markers on their Happy Birthday Jesus page. We added in a bit of patterning by using both red and green markers.
Craft: The boys made a '”J” and then decorated it like a candy cane.
Motor Skills: Using sparkly pipe cleaners, the boys twisted up a few candy canes to hang on our Christmas tree. I reminded them to think of “J for Jesus” every time they look at them!
Matching: They did a bit of candy cane alphabet matching with the Christmas Candy Cane matching cards.
Ornament: Use life saver candies to make a Christmas Candy Cane ornament.
Snack: Enjoy a yummy candy cane cookie!
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