This is a great toddler project as well as just a fun thing to do with your kids. There are many layers of husk to shed and they really have to work at it and have some patience to keep going till the corn is clean. The corn silk (or corn hair as I call it) is pretty neat for kids to feel. Unshucked corn has lots of different textures to explore and it's a great sensory activity for toddlers! It's also a great way to instill early on, the lesson of helping, pitching in...no matter how small the job. Everyone can do their part.
It really brought a smile to my face to see my little boy shuckin corn. Its something I loved doing as a kid, and I hope L remembers stuff like this the same way...I hope he looks back and smiles. :)