Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
- Several ears of corn
- Show the child how to pull the husk of the corn away from the cob.
- As they are trying it on their own, introduce new vocabulary words that relate to the activity such as, “silk”, “kernel”, “husk”, and “stem” and show the child where each of these are on their ear of corn.
- Observe and record the child’s fine motor skills. Were they able to shuck the corn using their fingers? As they were working, did they attempt any new vocabulary words? Take pictures of the activity and place them with the anecdotal notes in the child’s portfolio.
Note: Please provide appropriate supervision to the children in your care when completing all activities. You will need to decide what types of activities are safe for the children in your care. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when providing art and sensory experiences for children. Toddlers require special caution, only use non-toxic materials, and do not allow toddlers to put things in their mouths that are a choking hazard.
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