So yesterday I gave each table group a fresh corn still in the husk. They were asked to pass around the corn and pull a piece of the husk off one by one. I love watching them as the corn is exposed with all the strings of silk. One student asked, "Mrs. Wagner, is that hair?" LOL...don't you just love them!? Once they have the husk off the students are given a recording sheet to draw what the corn looks like. Then I give each child a small serving of corn (canned corn) to taste. There is also a section on the paper to record if they like the taste or not. Next I give each student 6 pieces of candy corn. Man, do kinders get excited about candy corn! They illustrate what the candy corn looks like on the sheet and then they taste and record if they like it or not.
One table group's corn
Some of my kiddos enjoying the activity
The lesson is concluded with a comparison of the two types of corn with a Venn diagram. As a class we discuss how the 2 are similar (food, both have yellow, etc...) and how they are different (healthy/candy, grows on farm/made in a factory, etc...
Here is the recording sheet if you wish to use this lesson in your class: Corn Recording Sheet
Let me know if you use the activity and how it goes!!!
Well, hope all of you are enjoying your kiddos! Fall has finally arrived in NC and I am so loving the cooler temps!!!