Here are the plans we used for our storytimes for the week of July 7-10. Ask your librarians for more suggestions!
Books We Read
Who is in the Garden by Vera Rosenberry
Counting in the Garden by Emily Hruby
Zinnia’s Flower Garden by Monica Wellington
I Have a Garden by Bob Barner
The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall
Who’s Garden is it? by Mary Ann Hoberman
Fran’s Flower by Lisa Bruce
Songs and Rhymes:
Here is my garden (Hand out and open, palm up)
I’ll rake it with care (rake with other hand)
And then some seeds we’ll plant in there (drop seeds)
The sun will shine (arms make sun)
And then my garden will grow big and tall . (stretch arms way up and out)
Out in My Garden (tune: Down by the Station)
Out in my garden
Early in the morning
See the little vegetables all in a row
See the rows of carrots
And the rows of peas
Water, hoe, grow, grow, grow.
Five Little Bees
One little bee blew and flew.
He met a friend, and that made two.
Two little bees, busy as could be-
Along came another and that made three.
Three little bees, wanted more and more
They found one soon, and that made four.
Four little bees, going to the hive.
They spied their little brother, and that made five.
Five little bees working every hour-
Buzz away bees, and find another flower.
Try This at Home:
Make a beautiful summer flower garden that you can hang up anywhere. All you need is paper, fingerpaint, and your little one’s handprint. Get creative and have fun!