Using candy corn to teach the Trinity

Teaching the Trinity to children can be a challenge. Getting children to understand that God has three parts: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit can be quite confusing for children to grasp. The easiest way I have found to introduce the Trinity is to relate it to the three forms of water: ice (solid), water (liquid), and steam (gas). I have also used a shamrock to review this concept. {CLICK HERE}  for that post. 

I recently found this A.DOR.A.BLE craft at www.OrientalTrading.com that I did with the Kid's Club in my home.


For those of you new to my site, I host a Kid's Club once a week in my home for children in my neighborhood. They come over for dinner, Bible drills, games, and a craft. It is similar to VBS but instead of just one week a year, we do it all year long. It has been a powerful ministry tool for children in my neighborhood who do not regularly attend church. We have such a wonderful time together each week.

What I liked about this activity is the kids got the concept of the Trinity really fast. Candy corn is in the shape of a triangle, which is usually the shape the Trinity is referred to in drawings. Candy corn is three in one. One candy corn is made up of three colors just like one God is made up of three persons. The kids seemed to relate better because candy was involved. I guess it must be a kid thing to learn better with food ;) 

The great thing about this activity is that you do not need to purchase it. You can make your own at home using construction paper, or you can print off this coloring sheet and write the poem in each section.


As there are three colors in the candy I see;
there are three persons in the Holy Trinity.
God our loving Father, Jesus, the son,
and our helper, the Holy Spirit.
All three are God, yet together they are one.

For those of you who have younger children, you can print off the candy corn sheet and label the three sections: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to simplify the project.

Here is a great video on how candy corn is made. Do you know candy corn's secret ingredient that makes it shiny?


If you'd like to see other ways I have used candy corn for learning activities, fly on over to Homeschool Chicks to read my post there.

Make sure to also hop on over to A Learning Journey for an A.MA.ZING post on tons of fun ways to use candy corn for learning. Also, check out this post on graphing candy corn, too.

After typing this post, I am totally craving candy corn. I better wrap this up and make a quick run to the store now.
Enjoy!
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