Colorful Corn Collage
Children love popcorn and fall is a great time to teach children that popcorn comes from corn. Discuss different things that are made from corn such as popcorn, canned corn, corn syrup and cereal. Ask children what their favorite flavor of popcorn is. Introduce the students to the popcorn poem.
Put the popcorn in the microwave and listen for the pop:
We know these little kernels are really getting hot.
When the kernels start to hop we hear pop, pop, Pop!
We take the bag out, add a little salt, and shake, shake, shake with all our might
Now we have a yummy snack to nibble on tonight!
By Lisa King
After rehearsing the poem a few times tell children they are going to use different colors of popcorn kernels to practice sorting and counting that will end in a beautiful corn craft.
- Bag of different colors of popcorn kernels
- Corn cut-out
- Green crayon
What to do:
Provide children with a handful of colored popcorn kernels, and a corn cut-out. Children will sort their kernels by color and count the kernels in each group. Instruct students to color the corn husk with the green crayon, place glue on the corn, and sprinkle with the colored kernels. Transfer these beautiful corn crafts into a fall bulletin board.