Family Storytime – January 24, 2015 – Gardens/Fruits & Vegetables

We read stories about eating and growing fruits and vegetables!  Here are some of the books and activities we shared:

Little Apple Goat has an appetite for apples, pears & cherries, not the usual fare for a goat!  She relishes trotting through the orchard, waiting for the beautiful ripe fruits to fall on the ground where she can scoop them up and eat them. One day a horrible storm knocks all of the beautiful trees in the orchard to the ground.  The animals on the farm are sad, especially Little Apple Goat who wonders what she will do without the fruit that falls from the trees.  This picture book takes children on a journey through the seasons.  Ultimately, they discover that Little Apple Goat has contributed to the growth of a new orchard.

Ned the worm LOVES living in the beautiful red apple he calls home UNTIL…it rots!!!  So he goes on a quest to find a new fruit to call home.  An engaging, colorful story that has a comforting circular theme.

Bold illustrations make this a winner for preschoolers.  Daddy and child plant a vegetable garden…they dig, plant, water, weed and finally harvest their vegetables, all to make delicious vegetable soup!  A simple soup recipe is included at the end of the story.  A big hit with the storytime crowd!

 
Flannel Board

Out in the Garden (sung to the tune of “Down by the Station”)

Out in the garden, early in the morning

See the little blueberries (red tomatoes, yellow squash, etc…) all in a row

See the happy farmer coming out to pick them – pick, pick, pick, pick….off they go!!!

 
DVD – Planting a Rainbow

K-2 Mo Willems - knuffle bunny cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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