The Planting Song
(Farmer in the Dell)

Let’s all plant some seeds,          (Pretend to dig with a shovel.)
Let’s all plant some seeds.
Hi, ho, it’s spring you know,
Let’s all plant some seeds.

The rain begins to fall…             (Have fingers fall like rain.)
The sun warms the earth…        (Hands over head in a circle.)
The seeds begin to grow…        (Make a fist with one hand and
                                                    bring the other hand up through it.)

Seed Hunt - Have children hunt for seeds in their kitchen at home. Bring these in and plant them in plastic cups. Be sure to label. Water and watch.

Planting Jelly Beans - Have children brainstorm other things they would like to plant, such as jelly beans or pennies. Purchase carrot seeds, radishes, and other seeds that germinate quickly and plant. Plant the real seeds, as well as jelly beans and pennies, in labeled cups. Predict what will happen. Watch and record data.

Dirt Cake - Give each child a clear cup. Let them put a layer of chocolate pudding in the cup, then sprinkle with crushed Oreo cookies. Add a gummy worm and a paper flower stapled to a straw.

Newspaper Tree - Open three sheets of newspaper and lay on the floor as shown. Roll up and tape. Cut down several strips from the top about 8” long. Reach into the middle of the roll, grab the center, and slowly pull up. The children will be amazed as the tree grows!

newspaper tree part 1
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newspaper tree
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