After eating corn on the cob, save the husks and corncobs,
and allow them to dry. Let your children use them for
- Dip the ends of the husks into paint and then
brush the paint on paper.
- Make prints by dipping the corncobs into
paint, then pressing them on paper.
Talk about the ways we eat corn. Then make a graph with
headings such as these: Canned Corn, Corn on the Cob,
Creamed Corn, Frozen Corn. Give each of your children
a sticker to place in the column that tells their favorite
way to eat corn. Which way is the group's most favorite?
POPCORN KERNEL MATH
- Place numbered cupcake liners in a muffin tin. Have
your children put matching numbers of kernels into
- Invite the children to estimate the number of kernels
in a small jar before counting the kernels with the
- Write a numeral on paper for each of your children.
Let them glue on matching numbers of kernels.
Look in a nursery for sweet corn seeds or ornamental
corn seeds. (Or use fresh popcorn kernels.) Invite your
children to plant the seeds in plastic cups filled with
planting soil. Have them keep the soil moist and check
every day for the seeds to sprout-usually within a week
| CORN SHAKERS
For each of your children, place a spoonful of popcorn kernels
in a small zipper-top bag. Put the plastic bag inside a paper
lunch bag, fold down the top of the paper bag several times,
staple it in place, and cover the staples with tape. Let your
children decorate their shakers as desired and use them for
music and movement activities.