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These activities show your children that corn kernels are actually seed.
SPROUTING CORN: Place dirt in a small zip lock bag. Add water and a few kernels of popcorn. Seal the bag and hang in sunny window. The popcorn kernels will begin to sprout in about a week.
SPROUTING INDIAN CORN: Get an ear of Indian Corn and place entire ear in rectangular Pyrex dish with just enough water to cover bottom of dish. Put in sunny place. Corn will sprout in about a week. Provide magnifying glass for close inspection. As corn sprouts some of the kernels fall of - these are great because it provides the children with opportunity to actually handle the sprouting corn and look at it closely.