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PLANTS

 

 

I DIG, DIG, DIG

 

I dig, dig, dig,

And I plant some seeds.

I rake, rake, rake,

And I pull some weeds.

 

I wait and watch,

And soon I know

My garden sprouts,

And starts to grow.

My Garden


This is my garden, I'll plant it with care,
Here are the seeds I'll plant in there,
The sun will shine,
The rain will fall,
The seeds will sprout and grow up tall.

 

 

 

 

Planting
I took a little seed one day
About a month ago.
I put it in a pot of dirt,
In hopes that it would grow.
I poured a little water
To make the soil right.
I set the pot upon the sill,
Where the sun would give it light.
I checked the pot most every day,
And turned it once or twice.
With a little care and water
I helped it grow so nice.
Dick Wilmes

 

The Little Plant


In the heart of a seed,
Buried deep so deep,
A tiny plant
Lay fast asleep.
"Wake," said the sunshine,
"And creep to the light."
"Wake," said the voice
Of the raindrops bright.
The little plant heard
And it rose to see,
What the wonderful,
Outside world might be.

 

 

Little Brown Seeds
Little brown seeds so small and round,
Are sleeping quietly under ground.
Down come the raindrops
sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle.
Out comes the rainbow,
twinkle, twinkle, twinkle.
Little brown seeds way down below,
Up through the earth they grow, grow, grow.
Little green leaves come one by one.
They hold up their heads and look at the sun.

 

Package of Seeds
They can't see their pictures,
they can't read the label --
the seeds in a package --
so how are they able
to know if they're daisies
or green for the table?
It sounds like a fancy,
it sounds like a fable,
but you do the sowing,
the weeding, the hoeing,
and they'll do the knowing
of how to be growing.
Aileen Fisher

 

 

Seeds


A little seed for me to sow
A little earth to make it grow
A little hole, a little pat,
A little wish, and that is that,
A little sun, a little shower.
A little while -
And then, a flower!

 

 

I'm a Little Seed
(to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little seed,
Brown and fat,
I haven't got a front,
And I haven't got a back.
Plant me in the earth,
Give me water each day,
I'll grow to be an apple tree,
While you play!

 

I dig a hole and plant a seed,
Cover it with dirt, and pull a weed.
Down comes the rain, and out comes the sun,
Up grows my plant,
Oh! What fun!

 

The Gardener Plants the Seeds
(can be sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)

The gardener plants the seeds.
The gardener plants the seeds.
High ho the derry oh,
The gardener plants the seeds.
2nd verse: The rain falls on the ground.
3rd verse: The sun shines bright and warm.
4th verse: The seeds begin to grow.
5th verse: Flowers grow everywhere.

 

 

I will plant a garden green,
Then I'll watch it grow.
I'll water each plant one by one,
They'll sprout up in a row.
With a squirt-squirt here,
And a squirt-squirt there,
Here a squirt, there a squirt,
Everywhere a squirt-squirt,
I will plant a garden green,
Then I'll watch it grow.

 

 

Seeds
Seeds are funny, funny things,
Some have stickers
Some have wings
Some are big
Some are small
Some round and flat
Some like a ball.
Some are hidden inside of fruit
Some in pods or underground roots.
Some seeds are foods
And good to eat,
Like corn or beans
Or nuts for a treat.

 

Sunflower


Sunflower, sunflower, standing straight and tall,
Sunflower, sunflower, you're the tallest flower of them all!
Sunflower, sunflower, when your seeds fall to the ground,
Sunflower, sunflower, by the squirrels they'll be found!

 

 

 

Growing Tall

 

The yellow Sunflower grows so high.

It almost seems to touch the sky.

Mother says I’m growing, too.

Sunflower, will I be as big as you?

 

 

There’s Something About Me

               

 

There’s something about me

That I’m knowing

There’s something about me

That isn’t showing

I’m growing!

Sunflower

(sung to Clementine)

 

I’m a sunflower. I’m a sunflower.

I stand in the sun all day.

I sway in the gentle breezes,

And I face the sun always.

 

When the sun comes up each morning,

My head lifts to face the light.

I keep looking at the sunshine

Till I go to sleep at night.

 

 

 

I Will Plant a Garden
(to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm")

I will plant a garden green,
Then I'll watch it grow.
I'll dig some holes here in the dirt,
In a nice straight row.
With a dig-dig here,
And a dig-dig there,
Here a dig, there a dig,
Everywhere a dig-dig,
I will plant a garden green,
Then I'll watch it grow.
I will plant a garden green,
Then I'll watch it grow.
In the hole I'll drop a seed,
Then each seed I'll sow.
With a drop-drop here,
And a drop-drop there,
Here a drop, there a drop,
Everywhere a drop-drop,
I will plant a garden green,
Then I'll watch it grow.

 

What Makes a Garden Grow, Grow, Grow

What makes a garden grow, grow, grow?
(Measure from floor with hand at three levels)
Lots of work with a rake and hoe,
(Pretend to rake and hoe)
Seeds gently planted in a row --
(pretend to plant seeds with thumb and index finger together)
That makes a garden grow, grow, grow.
(Measure from floor with hand at three levels)
What brings the seedlings up from the ground?
(With palms up, close to floor, measure at three levels)
Rain from the sky coming down, down,
(Raise hands high and flutter fingers down, down, down)
Bright yellow sunbeams shining round.
(Make arms into big circle overhead)
Help bring the seedlings up from the ground.
(With palms up, close to floor measure at three levels.)
Patricia Elizabeth Garner

 

Five Little Seeds
Five little seeds,
Five little seeds.
Three will make flowers,
And two will make weeds.
Under the leaves,
And under the snow,
Five little seeds are
Waiting to grow.
Out comes the sun,
Down comes a shower.
And up come the three,
Pretty pink flowers.
Out comes the sun,
That every plant needs,
And up come two,
Funny old weeds.

 

Five Little Peas


Five little peas in a pea-pod pressed,
One grew , two grew, and so did all the rest;
They grew...and grew...and did not stop,
Until one day the pod went...POP!

 

Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow
Chorus
Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Do you, I, or anyone know how
Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?
Firs the farmer sows his seed,
Then he stands and takes his ease,
He stamps his feet,
And claps his hands,
And turns around to view his land.
Chorus
Walking with a partner,
Walking with a partner,
Make a ring, oh make a ring,
Oh, while we happily dance and sing.
Chorus

 

Tommy

I put a seed into the ground

And said, “I’ll watch it grow.”

I watered it and cared for it

As well as I could know.

 

One day I walked in my backyard,

And oh, what did I see!

My seed had popped itself right out

Without consulting me.

 

EACH OF US IS A FLOWER

                                                                    

Each of us is a flower

Growing in Life’s Garden

Each of us is a flower

We need the sun and the rain

 

Sun shine your warmth on me

Moon cool me with your night

Wind bring the gentle rain

Earth dig my roots down deep

 

Oh, Each of us is a flower

Growing in Life’s Garden

Each of us is a flower

We need the sun and the rain

 

Sun shine your warmth on me

Moon cool me with your night

Wind bring the gentle rain

Earth dig my roots down deep

 

Oh, Each of us is a flower

Growing in Life’s Garden

Each of us is a flower

We need the sun and the rain

We need the sun and the rain

We need the sun and the rain

 

Cha Cha Cha!

 

 

Reader’s Theater

 

 

A Little Hole

Reader 1: Dig a little hole

 

Reader 2: Plant a little seed

 

Reader 1: Pour a little water,

 

Reader 2: Pull a little weed.

 

Reader 1: Chase a little bug

 

Reader 2: Watch him go.

 

Reader 1: Give a little sunshine

 

Reader 2: Let it grow, grow, grow!

 

Plants

How They Grow

Rice grows under water.

Cactus grows in sand.

Things grow in such different ways

It’s hard to understand.

Fern grows in the woodland.

Palm trees like hot sun.

Bananas grow in bunches.

Onions … one by one.

Berries grow on bushes.

Carrots … in the ground.

Things grow in all kinds of ways

But NEVER switch around.

by Vivian Gouled

Out In The Garden

Tune:  Down By the Station

Out in the garden, early in the morning,

See the red tomatoes all in a row.

See the happy farmer coming out to pick them.

Pick, pick, pick, pick, off he goes!

(substitute other vegetables)

Sunny Sunflower
Sunflowers all different sizes
Line the garden wall.
Some are short and cheery
Others strong and tall.
Starting as a tiny seed
Growing quickly like a weed.
Whatever size they are, you see,
Each is special
Just like me!
-Katherine McMahon

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