For our plant unit... What happens when you put Indian corn in a pan of water? I think this is a good learning experience for the children and gives them something to look forward to when they come to class everyday.
Coin Top-It is a game from the Everyday Math Series for first grade. It is played like the traditional card game, War. Students flip over cards with coins on them (valued up to 16 cents) and determine which card has the highest value. The player with the highest value gets to keep both cards.