Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Corn Lessons!

This week, we had a really nice time studying CORN!

 Our Bible memory Verses. We had 2 for this week.

 We studied the Life Cycle of Corn and made these cute little Indian Corn Crafts!
 The girls had a lot of fun painting with corn cobs!
 I set up an "Estimation Station" with jars filled with various items (apples, pumpkins, fall gems, pompoms, etc) and had the girls try to estimate the number of items in each jar.
 They really loved this activity!
 Em counted all of the pumpkins--all 31 of them:)
 The girls tallied their results. They did pretty well at estimating!
 Em enjoyed working with our "Eye Spy" Jar. I would ask her to find certain things for me or she would just call out what she found.
 The girls with their Indian Corn Crafts they made.

 Just having fun being "corny!" Ha, ha!
 Em worked with our Letter C drawer.
 Elle wrote a fall acrostic poem.
 Em worked on her one-to-one number recognition by putting the corresponding number of gems into each cupcake paper. I wrote the numbers 1-6 and 7-12 on paper cupcake liners and she put in the appropriate number of gems.
 Elle wrote a short story based on the bird and the corn cob.
 Em working on her geography. She knows the 7 continents and enjoys learning about animals that live on each continent.
 Elle schooling Em on the equator, the compass directions and more!
 The girls made these beautiful Indian Corn necklaces. We soaked the corn kernels in water overnight and laced them onto thread.
 The girls made these corn prints using bubble wrap to imprint the paint colors.
 Painting with corn husks. We are always trying new formats for learning!
We discussed thoughts on what people used for paint brushes before anyone had invented paint brushes. The girls came up with all kinds of funny ideas!
 Elle describing her artwork to us:).
 I put together a Fall Sensory Tray for the girls. They took turns picking items and classifying them based on their textures. We also put the items into a pillow case and played a "Touch & Feel" Guessing game--it was really fun!

 Elle working on the tower. She had to move quickly, before her little sisters came to knock it down!
 Elle working on her calendar and days of the week. She also did the weather station.
Elle is also working on addition and subtraction.
Here, Elle is doing addition using Dominoes.
 During Elle's free time, she designed an Obstacle Course!
 Em wanted to pull out the two-part cards. She loves working with anything that has animals on it!
 These were a challenge for her, but with some practice, she mastered it and had fun!!
Here is our new "Imagination Station." I found this beautiful box at a thrift store and put in a picture I had of some clouds and a blue sky. I really want the sky to be the limit with this activity!

I simply tossed in a bunch of household items and allow the girls to use their imaginations to come up with whatever inventions they would like!!! It has been fun watching their little minds work~especially the baby--she LOVES this box {and she loves playing with her Daddy}!

And, of course, we had a lot of fun eating foods with corn! I have a very cranky, teething toddler right now(who still REFUSES to sleep at night or nap well), so I was short on time to take photos this week. We enjoyed corn muffins with corn kernels baked inside, corn on the cob, corn chips, tacos, and corn salad!

We certainly hope you have enjoyed our corn unit! See you next time!


La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Oh my word! I am planning a little corn fun for my daugher for next week. I am totally trying a bunch of your great ideas!!

And your girls are ADORABLE!!! So glad to find your blog on No Time for Flashcards!

Jackie Higgins said...

My boys did the verse from Luke 10 in sunday school last week. I've been wanting to do some "harvest" activities to build on that verse and the craft they did. These are great! I pinned several of them. Thank you so much for sharing.


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