We are three weeks into the A-Z Sensory Play series and our activity today is based on the letter C. As it is fall and harvest season we thought it was the perfect opportunity to create a C is for Corn Sensory Play.
I placed three corn husks into our green sensory bin for my son to explore. I find corn husks fascinating as there are several different textures. From the little lines going through the husk, to the sticky corn silk and then the knobbly corn on the cob.
Whilst buying our corn from the local market I discovered how to choose the best sweet corn. It is all in the tassels. If the tassels are brown and sticky to the touch then buy it. If the tassels are black or dry then the corn is old. Unfortunately we had bought our corn a few days before the activity and you can see our tassels had turned black.
My son decided to peel the corn like a banana. Each piece was carefully chosen and slowly brought down until the husk had made a petal shape at the bottom.
Whilst peeling the second husk my son turned it upside down and decided it looked like a dancer. Cue plenty of dancing around the garden whilst holding the corn!
Once all three corn on the cobs had been peeled we explored the husks. We wrapping it around our fingers, stroked it, watched it fall, folded it and stripped it into little pieces. It is amazing what activities young children can come up with.
We finally explored the corn on the cob. Using our Jumbo Tweezer we set about trying to remove each individual piece of corn. This was certainly harder than it looked. It was a great fine motor activity and required lots of perseverance.