"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Monday, June 4, 2012

Garden Sprouts May 21-24

We spent the week being gardeners... 
We used pattern blocks to make colorful flowers.
In water play, we practiced using watering cans.
Our sensory tub was filled with all kinds of seeds and butterfly pasta. We used shovels, rakes and flower pots for raking, digging and sorting.
We used flowers for printing. We dipped artificial daisies in paint and printed them on paper for a beautiful effect.
Each of us had a flower pot to paint using acrylic paints so that they’ll hold up outside.
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle that survived the elements to grow and become a beautiful sunflower and disperse seeds of its own, inspired us to dramatize a seed growing into a flower.

We pretended to be little seeds in the ground. We rolled ourselves up tightly on the ground and as we sang our song, we grew up to reach the sunshine. We swayed when the wind blew and closed ourselves up when it rained.
We sang:
Reach up high, touch the sky
Greet the birds and butterflies.
Reach way down, touch the ground.
How high can you grow?

After reading Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, we planted sunflower seeds in our pots.

We filled our pots with potting soil and then put 2-3 seeds in. We used watering cans to water them. We placed them in the sunshine so that they can grow.
Jack planted lots of seeds in Jack's Garden by Henry Cole.
Maybe we could plant a garden like Jack's at home- or maybe we already did! When my sunflower starts to grow, we can plant it in our garden...

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