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Corny Fall Project

What’s one thing that comes to mind when we think of Thanksgiving? Why FOOD of course!

This is a great project to add some great color and festivity to your home! 

Materials:

  • Corn Template
  • Colored paper – Yellow, green, tan, and brown
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Print the Corn Template. If you want, you can print it onto colored paper, color the template, or trace the template onto the green (or tan) and yellow paper.
  2. Prepare 1/2″ squares of tan and brown and have your child glue the squares onto the cob until it’s covered. It’s okay if the squares are overlapped. It adds to the texture of the cob.
  3. While your child is working on the cob, cut out the green husk.
  4. When your child is finished gluing, glue the husk to the bottom of the corn.
  5. Write your child’s name on the husk.
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Suggested project uses

This project can be used in the following ways:

  • Have your child dip their finger in brown paint and make fingerprints for the kernels instead of using paper scraps. 
  • You can also add a little glitter to give your corn some sparkle!
  • Use small pieces of tissue paper to crumple and glue onto the cob and husk!
  • Whatever you use this project for, remember to proudly display your child’s masterpiece!

Discussion suggestions:

Here is a list of things you can talk about while doing this project with your child:

  • Discuss Corn. What is corn? How does corn grow? When do we harvest corn?
  • Talk about the different colors of corn. Hypothesize why corn comes in different colors. When your project is finished you and your child can research the answers together on the computer or at the library.
  • Introduce Corn as a word that begins with the letter C. Brainstorm other words that begin with the “c” sound.

Skillset

While working on this project, your child will be practicing the following skills:

  • Fine motor 
  • Eye-Hand Coordination 
  • Imagination and Creation
  • Color recognition
  • Scientific discussion