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!!!