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Encourage children to retell the story of The Carrot Seed using props. Have small groups perform their versions.
Provide some artificial plants and real plants for children to compare with their senses.
Have children build a block garden using craft foam as the dirt, blocks for a wall, and plastic flowers.
Have children build the word “seed” with blocks. Guide them to use curved blocks (arches) or make curves from small square blocks for the letters “s” and “e.”
Discuss community helpers and vehicles they use to do their job. Focus on people who take care of parks and community gardens. Have children build a neighborhood park or community garden with roads for vehicles used to maintain the area.
Have children draw, dictate, or write a letter to a family member about something they liked in the story The Little Red Hen.
Have children try three different kinds of apples. Make a graph of which apple they liked the best.
Children choose a plant they would like to grow and illustrate, dictate or write about it.
Have children add to the graphs that show how their plants grow over time.
Have children draw a garden. Have them write or dictate what their plants need.
Explain how spices come from plants. Have children draw, write, or dictate a window box with plants they would want in their kitchen window.
Have children dictate or write to record observations as children’s plants grow.
Discuss characteristics of seasons. Have children draw pictures of the different seasons outdoors and dictate or label the correct season for each picture.
Have children draw a picture in their science notebooks and dictate an entry to go with the picture.
Have children draw and dictate or write something they learned about the underground environment.
Have children draw and dictate or write a fact they learned about how worms help plants.
Explore different types of bulbs. Have children record observations.
Have children plant grass seeds and record changes in previously planted seeds.
Have children observe, record, and discuss the changes in the seeds and bulbs they planted.
Have children observe, compare, and sort seeds into different categories.