As we are working on our ‘on the farm’ theme, I thought I would introduce toddler girl to the fact that ‘farms’ are not just about animals, and that most farmers grow crops.
We had attempted to grow sweet corn last year in our ‘backyard’ farm, but even though the leaves had grown, there was no sweet corn inside. You can find our story here.
We looked at some images of corn growing in fields. I then found an image of a corn on the cob to print out.
We used dried lentils for the corn, and shredded green tissue paper for the plant.
Toddler girl enjoyed decorating the corn, and picking up the tiny lentils was an excellent activity to promote her fine motor skills.