We went out to my parent's farm for a few days to help with harvesting corn. Last year we did a few activities with corn, and Parker is pretty sure he knows everything there is to know about harvesting corn, so this year I wanted to introduce him to a different kind of corn - indian corn!
First we talked about it's differences than field corn - size and color. Then he tried getting the kernels off the corn, while we talked found the parts of corn - cob, kernel, silk and husk.
After that, we gathered up some of the kernels, put them in a bowl, and sorted them by color.
Then we looked at what he sorted and decided which color had the most and least.
Next, we did our first-ever beginning math activity. He rolled the dice, put that many kernels on each cob, and then counted them up to see how many kernels there were altogether.
and he played in his corn bin.
It didn't take long for him to bring his combine, tractor, and semi in to play =)
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