A corn unit study is great anytime in the autumn, although I especially like it during October or 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.
I have an Activity of the Week – Scrubbing and Tweezing Indian Corn, featuring two activities by Andrea Coventry.
Little Wonders’ Days had a corn theme with stringing Indian-corn-colored beads. (The blog is no longer available.)
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.
In his book Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-Fives, David Gettman has sorting grains.
United Montessori Association had a grain matching activity. The article is no longer available, but United Montessori Association has a new blog with lots of great activities.
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.
Have you been using any corn activities at home or school?