Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Legend of the Five Corn Kernels {FREE!}

Happy Sunday Funday! I CANNOT WAIT for some DELISH sweet potato casserole in T minus 4 days!!!

This is a little activity I have done since my very first year of teaching. This is one of those things that had been passed from teacher to teacher…so I am not sure where the original idea came from, but I DO know it is not my original idea! :) This would be perfect for those of you {ME INCLUDED! :)} who have school Monday and Tuesday this week!

First, you read a paragraph explaining that during the first winter in America, the Pilgrims only had five parched kernels of corn to eat on some days! After reading, show the students a paper plate with 5 popcorn kernels glued in the center. This is SUCH an amazing visual for them! One of my sweet firsties said, “WOW! I would be STARVING!” I know, right???!!!!


You can give your kiddos a snack size baggie, with the The Legend of the Five Corn Kernels story and five pieces of candy corn, to take home. :) I also included a fill in the blank story page that the kiddos could fill out and you could simply staple a baggie with five pieces of candy corn to it.

Click {here} to download The Legend of the Five Corn Kernels activity for FREE on TpT!

I extended the 20% off sale {both units are $2.40} of the I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie mini unit and the Oh My, Pumpkin Pie! mini unit until Tuesday, November 22. These mini units would be great for this short Thanksgiving week, too!

I hope you and your family have a very blessed Thanksgiving!



Erika said...

This is a great little project for my last two days of school before the break.

Jill said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I think I'll use it on Wednesday during my half day. :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

Mrs. Roberts said...

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Amy said...

Thanks for the Legend of the 5 corn kernels unit. I did it with my kids today and it was perfect. They were a little excited about the break so this was educational and hands on. THANKS!

Jessica said...

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Jessica =)

Rebecca said...

Hello, friend! Just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you on my blog! Come by and pick it up when you can.

Thanksgiving Blessings,

The Teacher's Chatterbox

Carla said...

Can this still be found somewhere your link does not take it there anymore and I searched but didn't find it. Thanks.

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