Kinder Gardens: June 2017

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:
Songs For Wiggle Worms You are My Sunshine

We then moved outside:

We had the children plant seeds and plants:

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We also weeded one of garden beds:


Our grand finale was releasing ladybugs to help our plants:

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