I started by cutting simple fall trees from brown construction paper and gluing them down. I also added a round sticker as a place to write the number. I decided to laminate the page so we could write the numbers with a dry erase marker and use it over and over again.
After I wrote a number on each tree, my three year old put the correct number of candy corn leaves on each tree.
We also used the trees to talk about which had the most leaves and which had the least.
Since my 5 year old is interested in telling everybody that 2+2=4, I thought we might add a few more addition problems to his repertoire, but he was only interested in eating the candy corn.
More fun ways to learn with candy:
Spelling with M&M's from Inspiration Laboratories
Math games with candy from Learn~Play~Imagine
Candy train game from Play Trains!
Pixy Stix learning tray from Housing a Forest
SweeTart sorting and graphing from Mama Papa Bubba