Pop Like Corn Music Activity
To get our wiggles out we listened to a few of the popcorn songs available on YouTube. Then we pretended we were popcorn kernels warming up in the pan and then slowly started to pop. Then we popped faster and faster! This got giggles from everybody.
One of our favorite songs to dance to was Popcorn. I love how it starts very slowly and the kids get to “heat up” and pop very slowly before going pop crazy!
Paint with Corn Kernels
We decided to see what would happen if we tried to paint with corn kernels like we did with our grape painting. Instead of using the oatmeal canisters, I decided to try pie plates with lids so we could really hear the “popping” as we were painting.
We used small pie tins that had lids. I cut circles of paper to go in the top and bottom of each tin.
Then the kids added a little bit of paint (just a little for this project) and a few corn kernels.
The next part was the most fun! We made sure our tins were closed tightly. Then we turned on our favorite popcorn song and popped up and down to do our painting. The sound of the popcorn in our tins was great. They loved it, and so did I!
Actually even after painting we added only corn to the empty tins a couple of times and danced around the house as we made our own music. Even the babies loved this (but I gave them sealed containers that they couldn’t open and watched them very carefully, especially Tinker!).
Our finished paintings looked like this. The paint seemed to show up best on the white paper. The black paper bled a bit and made the corn look a strange green shade that wasn’t very appealing. It may not be my favorite art creation but the kids definitely enjoyed making it.
Paint Corn Footprints
I found this adorable corn craft from House of Baby Piranha on Pinterest via Meigen Fink. We painted each child’s feet yellow and then stamped them on white paper. They love to have their feet painted! Giggle, giggle! We cut the footprints out and sorted them by size to incorporate a little math. I then added green paper to make cornstalks to go on the side of our cardboard barn.
I love how they turned out, and they make me smile every time I look at them. The kids even stop by the barn to talk about whose foot made which print and show them to everyone who stops by.
Still looking for more ideas? You can find many more corn and farm theme activities on my Pinterest Farm board.
What music and art activities have you done with corn? I would love to hear your ideas.
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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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