A corn unit study is great anytime in the autumn, although I especially like it during November. It works very well with a focus on the harvest, First Thanksgiving, and gratitude.
Here are some helpful Montessori-inspired resources from around the blogosphere.
I have a post with Free Montessori Botany Materials for a Gardening Unit, many of which work for a corn unit.
Montessori-Inspired Corn Activities
Barefoot in Suburbia has tweezing Indian corn (photo at the top of this post).
I have an Activity of the Week – Scrubbing and Tweezing Indian Corn, featuring two articles by Andrea Coventry.
Andrea Coventry has published another Indian corn post since then: The Top Five Uses For Indian Corn In Montessori Practical Life.
My Montessori Journey has Spooning Corn, Tweezing Corn, Indian Corn Art Project, Fall Bingo Game using field corn, Turkey Math Game using corn kernels, and Thanksgiving Story Bracelets (with a bead for corn).
Our Montessori Home has spooning and tweezing corn kernels.
Jocelyn Scotty has activities using corn in her Montessori Thanksgiving Activities for Young Children.
Montessori Buddy has corn transfer.
In his book Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-Fives, David Gettman has sorting grains.
United Montessori Association has grain matching.
North American Montessori Center has a sample elementary botany lesson on Humans and Plants.
Montessori Muddle has Corn, Chemistry and the Food You Eat for middle and high school.
Corn Unit Study Pinterest Board
I’ve also started a Corn Unit Study board on Pinterest. I’ll be adding activities of all types and for many levels throughout November.
Have you been using any corn activities at home or school?
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