we brought back some lovely cobs of corn from choice and had fun taking off the individual kernels. it was an awesome sensory activity plus great for their little hands!
later we turned our kernels into a science experiment by comparing how store bought kernels and our kernels popped. after a few tries we concluded that the store bought kernels popped much better! we made sweet (honey and cinnamon) and spicy popcorn (cayenne pepper and hot sauce). both were delicious!
we read precious water and made a list of the different ways in which we use water- and how we take it for granted. i talked to the kids about how some countries don't have running water and how people have to walk great distances to get it. in order to help them understand how much work this requires i took the kids to a bodega and had them buy a gallon of water. afterwards i challenged them to carry it home!
they also tried balancing the water on their head- something everyone agreed was very difficult!
in the end they made it a little over half a block until they decided they had had enough...