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Garden Story Ideas

Song: Up, Down, Turn Around

Up, down, turn around,
Touch the sky and touch the ground,
Wiggle fingers, wiggle toes,
Wiggle shoulders, say hello.


Book:

Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayers
OR
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli


Action Rhyme: Little Seed

Little seed, little seed (crouch low)
Sitting so still.
Little seed, will you sprout?
Yes I will! (jump up)


Book:

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
OR
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson


Fingerplay: Watch it Bloom

Here is a green leaf (hold out one palm)
And here is a green leaf (hold out the other palm)
That, you see, makes two (hold up two fingers)
Here is a bud (cup hands together)
That makes it a flower (slowly open hands)
Watch it bloom for you (slowly open hands)
Credit: Perry Public Library


Action Rhyme: Jumping Beans

One, two, three, four (jump four times)
Beans came jumping through my door. (stop)
Five, six, seven, eight (jump four times)
Jumping right onto my plate! (stop)


Book:

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
OR
My Garden by Kevin Henkes


Song: Up, Down, Turn Around

Up, down, turn around,
Touch the sky and touch the ground,
Rub your tummy, blink your eyes,
Blow a kiss and say goodbye.


More Books to Share:

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting

Cock-A-Doodle-Moo! by Bernard Most