What a great sensory experience! There is just something about being almost submerged in corn that is so FUN! We kept it simple (the way my son likes it), but there are so many ways to get creative with this activity. For infants it can be simply a sensory experience, an opportunity for speech development, and (of course) an opportunity to connect with your tiny ones through play. For toddlers and older it can be a sensory activity, you can add cars and trucks like we did, you can add measuring cups, muffin tins, cake pans, bowls, spoons, etc etc., you can hide objects and have them dig for them, etc etc etc. For even older children you can make it more academic. Need ideas? Let me know.
- AK (MESE, MECD)
You need a baby pool. Its probably best to turn it over and not have a naked toddler underneath! LOL
Trucks for play
TWO 50 pound bags of corn (found at agriculture stores, farm stores, tractor stores)
Stomping in the corn he told me, “this is fantastic, Mommy”.
“Do you hear that?”
“What is that?” (Me)
“It sounds like a drum, Mommy. A crunchy drum. A corn drum.”
He brought the trucks in for a little construction work.
He took the trucks out. I asked him why and he told me, “I dont need them. Its fun to just roll around in it and play”.
Jumping in the corn!