We learned a quick little chant.
Pop! Pop! Pop like popcorn!
I can pop ___ times.
Then we took turns letting each child pick a number less than 10, and we had fun popping like popcorn as we counted to the number.
Another time I held up a number card and the kids yelled out the number before popping away. This helped us review number recognition in a fun way.
Counting and One-to-One Correspondence
We used these adorable and free farm printables from 3Dinosaurs.com to practice one-to-one correspondence and counting. First Lovey placed one corn kernel on each animal on the card. Then she took each one off and counted as she did. Then she found the number and added her clip to the bottom of the card.
When we were done we practiced counting all of the corn kernels we used for all of the cards. She loved counting (with help) all of those kernels!
Counting Coconuts has more great farm activities including a different version of counting with corn. I also liked the corn counting activity and other farm theme activities from Living Montessori Now.
Everyone (except the baby) loved playing with our bins of corn kernels. They spent tons of time pushing it around with their hands and pouring it from container to container.
I also added some of our measuring spoons and measuring cups. Then they started exploring with measuring. We counted how many of each small container it took to fill up the 1 cup container. They quickly found out it was easier to fill the 1 cup container with the ¼ cup container than it was to fill it with the ¼ teaspoon.
Still looking for more ideas? You can find many more corn and farm theme activities on my Pinterest Farm board.
What math activities have you done with corn kernels? Which of these activities do you think your kids would enjoy?
GET A FULL WEEK OF FARM THEME LEARNING AND PLAY
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Upper and Lowercase Barn and Animal Letter Matching Set
2) Barn and Animal Counting Activity (Numbers 0-35)
3) Duck Dice Game
4) Mud on the Pig Counting Game
5) Farm Animal Number Cards (Numbers 0-35)
6) Baby and Adult Farm Animal Matching Cards
7) On the Farm Homemade Book Template
8) Farm Rhyming Activity
9) Farm Sorting by Size Cards
10) Farm Picture Cards
11) Farm Word Cards
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