Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tot School Tuesday: Gg is for Gardens & Green Grass Growing

What fun we had learning about the Letter "Gg" this week!

*  "Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow" - lyrics can be found on Kididdles
"M" really enjoyed pretending to be the farmer!

* "The Green Grass Grew all Around"
As we sang each verse I drew (with my wonderful artistic skills) a picture as we sang each verse.
Oh, the flea on the feather,
And the feather on the bird,
And the bird in the nest,
And the nest on the leaf,
And the leaf on the twig,
And the twig on the bough,
And the bough on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
and the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around!

CRAFT: Letter "Gg"
In keeping with the "Green Grass Grew all Around", we made a grassy "G"

FOOD: Garden "Bugs"
This idea was inspired by the March 2011 Issue of Family Fun Magazine (page 20).
Make your favorite batch of rice crispy treats.  Roll into worm shapes, wrap in plastic wrap, add googly eyes, and loop a pipe cleaner around the neck.

SCIENCE: How does your garden grow?
We planted 2 pea seeds in a plastic bag (with a damp paper towel) and watched them grow!  Every 2 days or so we would take a photo and compare the seed growth sequencing cards in Homeschool Creation's Garden Preschool Pack.

I found this adorable elephant watering jug in May 2011's Family Fun Magazine (page 24).  You need 2 gallon-size plastic jugs.  The handle from the one jug becomes the trunk of the elephant.  To attach the trunk:
1.  Cut a 3/4" hole in the middle of a jug cap.
2.  Cut the end of the trunk into tabs.
3.  Hot glue the trunk to the cap.
4.  Screw the cap onto the "elephant" jug.

"M" named her Elephant "W" which I thought was appropriate since he "Waters" the garden!

1 comment:

Marlynn said...

Ok I LOVE the garden bugs and the elephant watering can!!!