Here is some sweet-corn that we grew in our garden this year:
Yesterday we had a "corn" themed day. Some of our corn was left until it was dry and I set these out on a tray for E to explore, with the cobs, husks and silk all separated.
She discovered that she could pull the dried kernels off of the cob.
I introduced her to dry polenta (ground corn) and we made some cornbread using a recipe from "The Joy of Vegan Baking".
E made some corn collages using little squares of crepe paper.
We glued on some real corn husks to finish them.
Some of the husks were also used to make this paper flower:
I thought this might be a good theme for the beginning of Autumn (according to the calendar). According to the weather outside, it's still very much Summer.