I use this arts and crafts activity to illustrate how Native Americans helped the Pilgrims grow crops. Have students crust chocolate wafers to resemble soil. Then, add a piece of candy corn and a gummy fish. This reinforces the idea that fish (fertilizer) helped the corn to grow.
There’s also a short finger play to go along with the activity:
- Pull the fish from the sea.
- Plant them with a seed.
- Makes the corn grow way past me.
- What a great little deed!