Posts tagged ‘Vegetables’

Planting a Garden Storytime

Tuesday, Apr 18th, 2017

Books

My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root
Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayers
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming

Music

In The Valley of Vegetables by Laurie Berkner
Rocks and Flowers by Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Craft:
We made garden ornaments and did a flower sorting activity

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: 10 Little Bunnies

1 little, 2 little, 3 little bunnies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bunnies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bunnies,
10 little bunnies hopping all around.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Bunnies hopping all around.

10 little, 9 little, 8 little bunnies.
7 little, 6 little, 5 little bunnies.
4 little, 3 little, 2 little bunnies.
1 bunny hopping all around.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Do a spin and sit back down!

Song:  This is the Way We Plant Our Seeds
(tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we plant our seeds,(Sprinkle seeds on ground)
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,(Blow and wave arms in front of you)
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,(Flutter fingers 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,(Make circle with arms above head)
Sun shines bright, sun shines bright.
This is the way the sun shines bright,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the flowers grow,(Stand fingers up from fists)
Flowers grow, flowers grow.
This is the way the flowers grow,
Early in the morning. 

Rhyme:

I’m a seed that’s in the ground
I get sunshine and water
I grow a stem, two leaves and then
Pop! I’m a flower!

 

April 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Fruits & Veggies

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Books

Rah, Rah, Radishes! and Go, Go, Grapes! by April Pulley Sayre
Edible Numbers by Jennifer Vogel Bass
The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
Lunch by Denise Fleming

Music

“Apples and Bananas” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun
“Fruit Salad Salsa” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: In and Out
Let’s go in and in and in
And out and out and out
And in and in and in and in
And out and out and out!

Song: Good Food
(Tune: Old MacDonald)
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O
And so I eat them happily, EE I EE I O
With a carrot, carrot here, and a carrot, carrot there
Here a carrot, there a carrot
Everywhere a carrot, carrot
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O.
Sing it with other vegetables

Song: Banana Song
Grow banana, grow, grow banana (bring one arm at a time above your head)
Peel banana, peel, peel banana (bring one arm at a time down)
Go bananas, go, go bananas (jump up and down)

Rhyme: Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

June 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Stories in the Garden

 

Tuesday,  Apr.7th, 2015

Books

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Jasper’s Beanstalk by Mick Inkpen
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres

Music

In the Valley of Vegetables – Laurie Berkner
Rocks and Flowers – Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Crafts: 
We made a Vase of Flowers from paper

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: I’m a Seed

I’m a seed that’s in the ground
I get sunshine and water
I grow a stem, two leaves and then
Pop! I’m a flower!

Song: This Is The Way We Plant Our Seeds

(Tune: 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. (Sprinkle seeds on ground)

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. (Blow and wave arms in front of you)

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. (Flutter fingers down)

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. (Make circle with arms above head)

This is the way the flowers grow,
Flowers grow, flowers grow.
This is the way the flowers grow,
Early in the morning. (Stand fingers up from fists)

April 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Rainbow Soup

Tuesday,  Apr. 22nd 2014

Books

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Slop Goes the Soup by Pamela Edwards
Carrot Soupby John Segal
Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic

Music

The Valley of Vegetables – Laurie Berkner –Buzz Buzz
I Feel Crazy so I Jump in My Soup – Laurie Berkner – Victor Vito
I Can Sing a Rainbow – Wiggleworms Love You
All My Colors – Ralph Covert – Ralph’s World

Activities

Felt Board: Rainbow Soup
Rainbow purple,
Rainbow Blue,
Rainbow green,
And yellow, too.

Rainbow orange,
Rainbow red,
Rainbow smiling overhead.
Come and count the colors with me.
How many colors do you see?
1-2-3
Up to green
4-5-6
Colors are seen.

We danced with our colored scarves

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Vegetable Soup

Tune: London Bridge

We are making vegetable soup Vegetable soup, Vegetable soup
We are making vegetable soup
Now put in the (vegetable of choice).
Take the ________and stir it up, Stir it up, stir it up,
Take the ________and stir it up
While making vegetable soup.

 

 

 

April 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Thanks for Dinner

Tuesday,  Nov.19 2013

Books
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Me Hungry by Jeremy Tankard
Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks
Jake Goes Peanuts by Michael Wright
Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler

Music
“The Valley of Vegetables” by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz
“Popcorn Calling Me”
 by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz
“Please Pass the Peas” by Carole Peterson – Highly Useable Music
“Fruit Salad” by Laurie Berkner – Victor Vito

We had some fun today passing our shakers to each other in “Please Pass the Peas” by Carole Peterson and dancing like different fruits and vegetables!

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: The Popcorn Poem
You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot,
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle,
Sizzle, sizzle,
Sizzle, sizzle,
POP!

Rhyme:
I eat my peas with honey.
I’ve done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny
But it keeps them on the knife!

Rhyme:
If all the world were apple pie,
And all the sea were ink,
And all the trees were bread and cheese,
What would we have to drink?

 

November 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Under the Sea!

Thursday, July 2, 2013

Books

Zigby Dives In by Brain Paterson
Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins
Way Down in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
Memoir of a Goldfish   by Devin Scillian

Music

Octopus’s Garden by Raffi
Disney The Little Mermaid   

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme
Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Song: The Waves on the Sea
The waves on the sea go up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The waves on the sea go up and down
All day long.

Additional Verses:
The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap..
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish..
The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth..
The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble…

Puppet Rhyme: Five Little Fish 

Five little fishes
Swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark
You can’t catch me
Along comes Mr. Shark
As quiet as can be…
SNAP!
Four little fishes
Swimming in the sea

July 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

Living Underground

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Books

No Place Like Home   by Jonathn Emmett
Holey Moley   by Marcus Pfeister
It’s Moving Day  by Pamela Hickman
One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler

Music
The Mice Go Marching by Hap Palmer
Hole in the Ground by Yosi

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Clap Your Hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Song: Fingerplay: The Mole in the Hole
(The Wheels on the Bus)
The Mole in his hole goes dig, dig, dig, (use hands)
Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig,
The mole in his hole goes dig, dig, dig,
All day long.

The Mole in his hole slurps up his worm, (lick lips and make slurpy noises)
Slurps his worm, slurps his worm,
The mole in his hole slurps up his worm,
All day long.

The mole in his hole, likes to sleep (rest head on hands)
likes to sleep, likes to sleep.
The mole in his hole likes to sleep,
All day long, all day long.

  

Finger Play: Little Mousy
Here’s a little mousy, Peeking through a hole,
[Poke index finger of one hand through fist of the other hand.]
Peek to the left,
[Wiggle finger to the left.]
Peek to the right,
[Wiggle finger to the right.]
Pull your head back in,
[Pull finger into fist.]
There’s a cat in sight!

July 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

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