Garden Theme: Come to the Garden

Come to the Garden

A story time about the wonder of gardens.

Picture Books: Sunflower House by Eve Bunting, One little Seed by Elaine Greenstein, Vegetable Garden by Douglas Florian, Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me? by Anne Rockwell, Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash by Sarah Weeks, Ten Seeds by Ruth Brown, Who Is in the Garden? by Vera Rosenberry, Martha in the Middle by Jan Fearnley, A Handful of Sunshine by Melanie Eclare, Good Morning Garden by Barbara Brenner, Digger and Lew by Malachy Doyle, Flora’s Surprise! by Debi Gliori, Bumpety Bump! by Pat Hutchins, Fran’s Flower by Lisa Bruce, Too Many Bunnies by Matt Novak, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert, In Wibbly’s Garden by Mick Inkpen, In the Garden: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George

Fingerplays:

(make motions to match words)

My Garden

This is my garden. I’ll rake it with care.

And then some flower seeds I’ll plant there.

The sun will shine,

And the rain will fall,

And my garden will blossom and grow straight and tall.

Did You Ever See a Wiggle Worm (to the tune of “Did You Ever See a Lassie”)

Did you ever see a wiggle worm,

A wiggle worm, a wiggle worm?

Did you ever see a wiggle worm

Move this way and that?

Move this way and that way,

Move this way and that way.

Did you ever see a wiggle worm

Move this way and that?

Music:

“Flowers Grow Like This” by Rachel Buchman (Sing a Song of Seasons CD)

“Do the Butterfly” by Greg and Steve (Jumpin’ and Jivin’ CD)

“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner (Buzz Buzz CD)

Craft: We created a “hand” sunflowers for our garden theme. Glue die-cut (or traced) yellow construction paper hands onto large brown circle. Use a black or brown marker to create seeds on the brown circle. Glue a craft stick onto the brown circle and glue green construction paper leaves to the stick.

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