My library recently acquired four garden beds for our community. I collaborated with my assistant director, who is a HUGE gardener, about this program.
I thought it would be appropriate to have program allowing our tiny patrons an opportunity to garden.
I structured this program to have a mini storytime (think 10 minutes) followed by garden activities.
This was my set-up for the first Kinder Gardens:
Kinder Gardens, June 21
|Opening Song||I’m a Little Seed by Miss Carole|
|What is a Garden?
What do you need to garden?
Why should we garden?
|Book|| Up, Down, and Around by Kevin Henkes
|Action Rhyme||Little Seed in the Ground
Little seed in the ground (crouch down on the floor)
Sitting so still (stay crouching)
Little seed, will you sprout?
Yes, I will! (jump up!)Source: https://sunflowerstorytime.com/2010/11/17/up-down-around/
|Songs For Wiggle Worms||You are My Sunshine|
We then moved outside:
We had the children plant seeds and plants:
We also weeded one of garden beds:
Our grand finale was releasing ladybugs to help our plants: