Fun with Corn on the Cob

Helping your Toddler Cook Corn on the CobMake dinner and introduce your toddler to cooking with this fun activity.

What you Need for this Toddler Activity…
* Corn on the cob (still in the husk)
* A pan
* A basting brush
* Melted butter

How you Do It…

  1. Start off by visiting this excellent website: How to Boil Corn on the Cob This site has wonderful pictures for each step of the process.
  2. Show your toddler the corn (still in the husk) and then show the picture of the corn on the website.
  3. Have your assist you with husking the corn and, again, show them the picture on the website.
  4. They can help you fill the pot with water, but then have them watch from a safe distance as you bring the water to a boil, pop in the corn, and then pull out the corn with tongs.
  5. As the corn cools, prepare a bowl of melted butter, a basting brush, and a plate to put the buttered corn.
  6. When the corn is cool enough for a toddler to handle, put them to work “painting” on the butter.
  7. Enjoy!

Tips…
* Please use your best judgment with this activity. Don’t let your toddler touch the stove or the hot corn or the boiling water. “Painting” on the butter can get a little messy, so you might want to use an apron on your toddler and use any other measures you wish to contain the mess.

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