What you can talk about:
- The word corn was often used to refer to the main grain crop of an area. In the United States, this meant maize. In England, it meant wheat (or, in Scotland, oats). In many early societies, people used to weave symbols from the last bits of grain from one harvest to save and plant the next year to ensure good luck for that year’s crop.
- “Corn dolly plaiting” or “wheat weaving” still flourishes as a folk art today. For another craft project, experiment with weaving a doll or other shape out of wheat straw.