3 items tagged "Gardens"

  • Gardening Stories

    May 5th, 2015

    The Books We Read:
    Little Sweet Potatoby Amy Bloom
    In the Garden: Who's Been Here?  by Lindsay George
    If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

    The Farmer Plants the Seeds
    (To the tune of "Farmer in the Dell")
    The farmer plants the seeds, the farmer plants the seeds,
    Hi, Ho a Derry O, the farmer plants the seeds.

    The rain begins to fall...
    The sun begins to shine...
    The plants begin to grow...

    Project—Planting Seeds:


    We had lots of fun decorating our containers and planting sunflowers, nasturtiums, and beans for our summer gardens.

  • Plant a Seed

    April 17, 2018


    The Books We Read:
    The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler
    If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
    The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

    Songs & Activities:
    We Clap and Say Hello
    We clap and say hello! We clap and say hello!
    With our friends at storytime, we clap and say hello!

    We [wiggle, jump, hop, stomp, dance, spin, whisper] and say hello...
    Credit: Adapted from Jbrary

    Five Fat Peas
    Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed. [Wrap one hand around the other fist.]
    One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest. [Unfurl fingers, one by one.]
    Well, they grew, and they grew, and they did not stop. [Motion outward with hands.]
    And they grew and they grew, ‘til they finally popped! [Motion outward with hands, then clap.]
    Credit: Jbrary

    The Gardener Plants the Seeds
    To the tune of ”Farmer in the Dell”
    The gardener plants the seeds, the gardener plants the seeds.
    Hi ho a Derry-o, the gardener plants the seeds

    The sun comes out and shines...
    The rain begins to fall...
    The plants grow big and tall...
    Credit: Adapted from traditional

    Craft—Planting Our Own Seeds

    The children decorated their pots (yogurt containers) with stickers, filled them with potting soil, and tucked in bean or sunflower seeds.


    And one week later...


    And three months later!!!



  • Welcome Spring!

    March 22nd, 2016



    The Books We Read:
    Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
    Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke
    My Garden by Kevin Henkes

    Songs & Activities:
    Welcome Song
    Hello Everybody, Hello Everybody, Hello Everybody!
    We're glad that you are here.
    Hello Springtime...
    Hello Flowers...
    Hello Birds...

    Hello Mud...
    Credit: Modified from childhood

    Way Up in the Sky
    Way up in the sky, the big birdies fly;
    While down in the nest, the little birdies rest.
    With a wing on the left and a wing on the right,
    The little birdies sleep, most all of the night.
    Sssshhhhh, don't wake up the birdies...

    The bright sun comes up, the moon goes away,
    "Good morning! Good morning!" the little birdies say.

    Craft—Flower Collage:

     We used watercolors, dot markers, insect stickers, and butterfly cut-outs to make a colorful spring picture.

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