Candy Cane Celebration

A Christmas Party Idea 

Invite friends to a “Candy Cane Party.”

• Ask guests to wear red and white clothing.

• Play Christmas charades by acting out Christmas carols.

• Draw & Guess: Draw pictures of Christmas items (manger, camel, angel, sheep, etc.) on large pieces of paper. Let everyone guess what is drawn.

• Read The Candymaker's Gift: The Legend of the Candy Cane while guests lick candy canes.

• Let children take turns explaining the meaning of the candy cane.

• Mix a batch of play dough so everyone can make candy cane ornaments.

• Bake bread, rolls, or cookies in “cane” shapes.

• Serve red & white snacks: fruit, strawberry sundaes, muffins with red jam.

Copyright 2009 David and Helen Haidle

The Candymaker's Gift: The Legend of the Candy Cane

This book features creative ideas for family and classroom activities along with celebration suggestions, which will be enjoyed by all ages. Includes a one-page explanation of the Meaning of the Candy Cane with corresponding Scripture verses.

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