Garden Theme

Favorite Garden Literature:

Other useful garden literature includes: 
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Elhert
The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman
This is the Sunflower by Lola M. Schaeffer
My Garden by Kevin Henkes

No garden exploration would be complete without worms! So many possibilities so many discoveries.
 Painting with carrots.

 Do you like Carrots? 
After reading The Carrot Seed preschoolers wrote their names on the large
carrot if they like to eat carrots.

 Indoor Classroom Gardens
Fake flowers, green shower curtains, plastic pots, and foam. We have had a rainy spring and this has been a fun alternative. Add a cash register and all of the sudden students are playing garden shop!

Busy as a bee!!! 
During our garden unit, we have many discussions about bees and how they help plants grow. I made large flowers and hung them around the room. Put sticky notes all over the flowers. Play the song Flight of the Bumblebee. Preschoolers fly around the room collecting pollen and bring it back to the honey hive. My favorite story to use with this activity is The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman.

You can resue the sticky notes or add them to your open ended art table after the activity.

 Butterfly Garden
While our butterflies were emerging from their cocoons, we decided to make a garden mural for the butterflies. Preschoolers had fun with sequences during this project!

 More worms!!!!

 Fairy gardens, program and individual gardens sent home.

 Roses grown in the preschool garden.

Plant Mammoth Sunflowers!!!!!!
Paint with flowers & leaves!!!!

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