We Grow Corn!

Raising Corn on a Kansas Family Farm

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About our book and its resources

We Grow Corn!

Our “We Grow Corn!” book follows a year of growing corn on a Kansas family farm. Check out the programs, lessons and materials we’ve created to enhance learning through the book!

Resources for the "We Grow Corn" Book

Summer Scientist Lab: Does Corn Need Light?

Designed for summer school and other summer education programs, this lab can be conducted with common items like pots, bag of soil, bag of corn seed, measuring spoons.

Summer Scientist Lab

Public Library Series

For public libraries! Get your readers excited about growing corn with the “We Grow Corn” Library Series. We’ve created six fun units to go with the “We Grow Corn! Raising Corn on a Kansas Family Farm” book, with free materials for libraries!

Public Library Series

"We Grow Corn!" Activity Guide

This activity guide was created to expand learning about agriculture through activities and resources that go along with the book. Materials for the activities are easy to find in your home or classroom. Enjoy teaching children about corn!

Activity Guide

"We Grow Corn! Worksheets

TEACHERS: We’ve created worksheets to provide additional teaching resources to supplement our “We Grow Corn!” book for Elementary, Middle and High School classes!

K-12 Worksheets

"We Grow Corn!" Videos

Scroll down to see our Video Library for the “We Grow Corn!” book!

We Grow Corn Book Video Series
We Grow Corn Book Videos

Kansas Corn STEM

Video Series

Kansas farmers Brad McCauley and Steve Rome share the story of raising corn in Kansas. Watch real-life video footage as they explain the year long process of growing and harvesting corn.  The videos extend the learning with the We Grow Corn! book.  QR codes found throughout the book send readers to the corresponding video.  Watch the videos to learn about the use of technology, how a planter and combine work, irrigation, how corn is used after harvest, and more!

Author Sharon Thielen Reads “We Grow Corn”

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Fun Fact

The book is free to any Kansas teacher. Teachers can follow the link below to request the book. If you are requesting an elementary kit, one "We Grow Corn!" book will be included in the kit. If you are wanting just the "We Grow Corn!" book, be sure to choose that as the item you are requesting. Sets for use in the classroom can also be requested.

Request the Book!

The book is free to any Kansas teacher. Teachers who request elementary kits automatically receive a "We Grow Corn!" book with their kit. Classroom sets also can be requested.

Request Yours Today!