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Corn Theme and Activities

Autumn is a great time to have a corn/popcorn theme. October is National Popcorn Popping Month. Thanksgiving is also a great time for learning about harvest and foods. Corn is in season and is a fun vegetable to learn about.

Corny Songs, Poems and Fingerplays

I'm A Little Cornstalk (Tune: I'm A Little Teapot)
I'm a little cornstalk tall and stout,
see me grow and watch me sprout.
When I'm brown, you can shuck me down.
Boil me up and I'm the best in town.

See the Little Kernel (Tune: I'm A Little Teapot)
See the little kernel in the pot,
Turn on the heat and watch it hop.
When it gets all warmed up, it will pop.
Mmmm, it tastes good when itís hot!

I'm A Stalk of Corn (Tune: I'm A Little Teapot)
Iím a stalk of corn growing high
Here are my husks oh so dry
When you pull them back
You will find
Juicy kernels sweet as pie

Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pop! Pop! Pop! (clap for each Pop!)
Put the corn into the the pot.
Pop! Pop! Pop! (clap for each Pop!)
Shake and shake it 'til it's hot.
Pop! Pop! Pop! (clap for each Pop!)
Lift the lid and what have you got?
Pop! Pop! Pop! POPCORN! (clap for each Pop! Jump up on POPCORN!)

Popcorn Popping
One little kernel (Hold up one finger)
Sleeping in the pot. (Curl up and pretend to sleep)
Turn on the heat
And watch it pop. (Jump into the air)
Popping, hopping popcorn (Hop around)
A munchy, crunchy treat. (Pretend to eat)
Pour on the butter (Pretend to pour on butter)
And let me eat! (Pretend to eat)

Corny Crafts

Corny Math and Science

Corny Snacks

Other Corn Resources