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Corn & Scarecrows

Enjoying fresh corn

Enjoying fresh corn

Related Posts:

Corn Field Project

Autumn/Fall & Harvest Time

Autumn & Halloween Activities

Food & The Kitchen

Health & Nutrition

Indigenous People of The Americas

Recommended Books:

  • Corn by Gail Gibbons
  • Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians by Aliki (Let’s Read and Find Out Science Stage 2)
  • Corn Aplenty by Dana Meachen Rau (Step Into Reading Level 1)
  • The First Tortilla: A Bilingual Story by Rudolfo Anaya
  • Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown

Vocabulary: Scarecrow is a compound word ~ scare and crow. Can you find other words in scarecrow?: are, row, car, scar, war, score, cow, rare, care, ear, roar, saw, sea, race, was, sow, crew, etc.

Word map to help kids expand their vocabulary.



Corn Themed Craft:

This is a simple and fun craft. Just print out a corn cob template and have the child color it with a yellow crayon. Then cut it out. Trace a pattern for the green stub and cut it out. Glue the green stub to the bottom of the colored cob. Tear strips of the lunch paper bag and glue a few onto the black card stock to make the husk. Glue the cob on top of the strips then glue a couple more strips on top of the cob. Fold down the husk tops and let it dry!

Materials needed:

  • print out of corn cob template
  • sheet of black card stock
  • sheet of green construction paper
  • lunch paper bag
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pencil for tracing
  • yellow crayon

Related Resources:

Indian Corn Lesson plan

USDA Weekly Weather & Crop Bulletin offering highlights and details about the condition of American crops and weather impacts.


corn = maiz

scarecrow = espantapajaros


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This entry was posted on September 27, 2012 by in Art & Crafts, Science, Stories and tagged , , .
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