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Spring Seeds

Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson

Plant a seed to watch it grow. Press on the cloud to make it rain. Jiggle the book to scatter the seeds. Interactive text teaches very young children how flowers sprout and mature.

Seed Magic by Natalie McKinnon

How can a tiny handful of seeds become a whole mountain of seeds? Seed Magic, that’s how! In this simple story of friendship, Little Spider teaches her friend Anxious Ant about the life cycle of plants, showing nature will provide all we need if we are not greedy.

Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E Hirsch

Describes some ways in which plants can move, from sunflowers turning towards sunlight and vines creeping up a fence to tulips folding in at night and maple seeds whirling like helicopters in the wind.

What Will Grow by Jennifer Ward

Seeds can be big and small, round and pointy, and all sorts of colors. But they all have one thing in common–inside waits a new plant life, waiting to emerge! This lush journey through an entire year follows seeds that bloom in the very beginning of spring, all the way through ones that sprout in winter.

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull

Pandora the fox lives alone in a junk yard. She’s depressed and has no contact with the outside world. Then, she rescues a blue bird. As she nurses him back to health, the bird collects seeds and trinkets for her. One day, the bird grows strong enough to fly away, but the garden seeds he brought begin to transform Pandora’s landscape.

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.

Rooting for You : (a moving up story) by Susan Hood

A seed, afraid but bored in the dark soil, decides to put out one little root, then one little shoot, before learning that there are plenty of friends around for encouragement.

Plants Feed Me by Lizzy Rockwell

Watermelons are fruits. Cabbages are leaves. Walnuts are seeds. Carrots are roots. People eat many parts of plants. Even flowers!

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

A simple description of a flowering plant’s life cycle through the seasons.

Comparing and sorting seeds: https://www.howweelearn.com/seed-activity-kids-gardening/

Giant sunflower craft: https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/04/in-the-garden.html

How Does Your Garden Grow?

My Garden by Kevin Henkes

Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres

Find a number of suggested science activities by using the links below:

http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/gardening/science.htm

http://www.preschooleducation.com/scgarden.shtml

http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/gardening/gardening_science.htm

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Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear by Emily Gravett

Each Orange Had Eight Slices by Paul Giganti

Here is a link to a fascinating sink or float experiment: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/orangefloatorsink.html

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An Apple a Day!

Apple by Nikki McClure

Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jodi Fickes Shapiro

Find some ap”peel”ing preschool apple science activities here:

http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2014/08/apple-preschool-science-experiments.html

http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/apples/apple_science.htm

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Life Cycle of a Tree

Who Will Plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta

Poetrees by Doug Florian

Make a simple flannel board that shows the progression from acorn to tree.

Share a collection of “helicopter seeds”, pine cones, acorns, etc. to allow children to examine different kinds of tree seeds.

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Fruit Makes Seeds

One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert

Cut a cross section of an apple to expose seeds and create an “apple star.” Let children examine the seeds with a magnifying glass. Discuss what other fruits children may know that have seeds.

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Pumpkin Life Cycle

Pumpkins by Ken Robbins

After reading the book and letting children take in the well-illustrated stages in a pumpkin’s life cycle, let children examine the inside of a pumpkin, as well as a supply of “processed” seeds that are for eating.

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