This sprouting activity is super fun because it is quick and the corn sprouts grow very tall, both of which will keep the attention of your little ones!
You can often find dry corn cobs at garden or hardware stores (it is used for feed for wild animals). You can also find decorative Indian or ornamental corn at farmers markets and grocery stores during the fall season.
Dry corn cob kernels are corn seeds! Corn is actually a type of grass that has been cultivated over the course of thousands of years to resemble today's modern corn. Notice that the corn sprouts look just like grass!
How to sprout your own corn cob:
Simply fill a dish with 1 inch of water and place the corn cob in the water. Place this is a sunny spot and then admire your corn as it grows! Within a few days you will begin to see the shoots sprout upwards, you will also see the roots grow in the water. You may need to pour the water out and refill with fresh water if it gets a little stinky.
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