We made corn on the cob in preschool

One of the best parts of going to the Indiana State Fair is a tasty piece of corn on the cob.

For this activity, the teachers set out some corn, yellow and green construction paper, and glue.

The children glued their construction paper leaves and corncobs to the large sheet of blue construction paper…

Then the children glued the corn seeds onto their yellow corncob.

I love how the leaves are all going in a different direction…

In the classroom next door, the children were having a sensory experience as they sprinkled corn seeds on a large sheet of paper covered with glue…

The children rolled the corn in their hands…

And used their fine motor skills to pinch the corn up off the table.

After the children covered all the glue with the corn…

The corn was set aside so the glue could dry.

The corn covered paper was then rolled up by the teacher and stapled closed to create a piece of corn for the school wide State Fair Food craft contest!

See how these children are shucking some real corn!

By |2010-08-14T06:00:52+00:00August 14th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. meghan August 14, 2010 at 8:10 am - Reply

    What an awesome activity.
    Perhaps this will get my 4 yo to eat corn!

    • Deborah J. Stewart August 14, 2010 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Haha, I hate to say this but It didn’t get my daughter to like eating corn which is so odd to me since corn is one of my favorites:)

  2. Sandy August 14, 2010 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Great activity!

  3. JDaniel4's Mom August 14, 2010 at 10:10 am - Reply

    This is such a cute idea. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. katherinemarie August 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know you lived in INDIANA until this post! :):) Nothing like INDIANA SWEET CORN! I’m just out of south bend… so if you ever venture this way please get in touch with me so we can get together for a little creative inspiration over COFFEE!! 🙂 And, what a delightful project, as always! :):)

    • Deborah J. Stewart August 18, 2010 at 12:17 am - Reply

      I wondered if you are from Indiana too! How fun and if you come to Hamilton County area, the invitation is open to you too!

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