Preschool Storytime- In the Garden 4/1/15

Welcome everyone! The last of the snow melted away and I can see daffodils and tulips trying to come up from the soft, muddy ground.  So I thought this week we will have a storytime about gardening.

Opening song – “So Happy You’re Here” – Hap Palmer

Activity – Talk about gardening and do an activity with the children showing them pictures of things that might grow in the garden and what doesn’t grow in the garden.

Book – Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming – After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.

Song – “This is the way we plant”
Original Author Unknown

Sung to: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.”

This is the way we plant our seeds,
Plant our seeds, plant our seeds.
This is the way we plant our seeds,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the wind does blow,
Wind does blow, wind does blow.
This is the way the wind does blow,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the rain comes down,
Rain comes down, rain comes down.
This is the way the rain comes down,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the sun shines bright,
Sun shines bright, sun shines bright.
This is the way the sun shines bright,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the seed grows up,
Seed grows up, seed grows up.
This is the way the seed grows up,
Early in the morning.

This is the way we hoe the soil,
Hoe the soil, hoe the soil.
This is the way we hoe the soil,
Early in the morning.

This is the way we pick our beans,
Pick our beans, pick our beans.
This is the way we pick our beans,
Early in the morning.
Credit – http://www.preschooleducation.com/sgarden.shtml#

Book – Jo MacDonald Had a Garden by Mary Quattlebaum – In this version of the classic song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” the farmer’s granddaughter plants a garden which provides a place for birds, insects and other wild creatures to shelter and nest. 
Flannelboard – “The Giant Carrot”

Book – Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres – A garden produces a variety of edible plants, such as corn that grows up, onions that grow down, and tomato vines that twine all around.

Closing song – “Shout and Whisper” – Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

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