Storytime Kit: Plants & Flowers

Storytime Kit Links & Resources - Flowers with pictures of flowers

~ Celebrating Plants & Flowers ~

Books Available to Request
Bloom Boom! by April Pulley Sayre
¡La primavera ya está aquí! por Albert Asensio
The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson
Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson
Lola planta un jardín por Anna McQuinn
Who is in the Garden? by Vera Rosenberry
Chirri & Chirra: In the Tall Grass by Kaya Doi
Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin, Jr. 
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
La flor más grande del mundo por José Saramago
A Dandelion's Life by John Himmelman
Un día feliz por Ruth Krauss
The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss
Y de pronto es primavera por Julie Fogliano
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
El motivo de una flor por Ruth Heller
The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller

Rhymes/Rimas

La semilla dorada (de Nilda Zamataro)
En su camita de tierra
descansaba la semilla dorada,
algunas gotitas de la lluvia

entraron a despertarla.
El sol se acercó un poquito
y le regaló su calor,
la semilla rompió su traje,
hizo fuerza y se estiró.

Se asomó muy curiosa
y el mundo descubrió.
Así la semilla dorada
en planta se convirtió.


Planting Time (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Dig, dig, dig the earth (pretend to dig)
The you plant the seeds (pretend to plant)
A gentle rain (wiggle fingers down)
The bright sunshine (circle arms overhead)
And flowers you will see (open arms wide) 

Craft/Artesania
Create a paper bouquet ~ What bug will visit your flower?

Learning Ideas
► Add seeds to play dough and pretend to "plant"
► Practice colors, shapes, and counting with flower petals
► Discuss the five senses at a local nursery

Parenting Tip
Try a wordless book and model looking at pictures to understand a story.