Virtual Book Club: Garden Week

We had a great time participating in the Virtual Book Club again this week. Here are all of the Garden Week books we read and activities we did:

Monday: “Curious George Plants a Seed”

I filled a plastic tote with dirt and set out some shovels and play food for Trevor to bury. In the book George buries all sorts of things in the ground while learning about what does and does not grow, starting with the contents of the Man in the Yellow Hat’s kitchen. With the addition of water our activity quickly turned into a mud pie kitchen. It was a lot of fun.

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Tuesday: “Rock It, Sock It, Number Line”

I drew a number line from 1 to 10 on our driveway in sidewalk chalk. Then I put a different vegetables on each number and set a soup pot filled with water at the end of the line. I invited Trevor to walk the line, picking up a vegetable and then putting it in the pot. We made veggie soup just like in the book. Walking a line is a great gross motor activity, and a skill Trevor has been working on in PT.

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Wednesday: “Jack and the Beanstalk”

At preschool this year Trevor grew a little bean plant. I had planted it in a planter for him and we used that bean stalk as the basis for some Jack and the Beanstalk small world play. I also included Jack, his mom, the cow, the old man, beans, the giant, the hen, a gold egg, and a harp, as well as a Mega Blocks house for Jack and his mom and castle for the giant. This was by far Trevor’s favorite activity. He had so much fun playing Jack and the Beanstalk!

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Thursday: “Let’s Plant a Garden”

We kept our activity simple. I filled up all sorts of containers with water (from watering cans to squirt guns to bowls) and put them in the garden. We watered plants, but mostly watered ourselves, lol šŸ™‚

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Friday: “Big Red Apple”

I drew an apple tree on some easel paper (with apples numbered 1 through 10). Then I cut an apple in half and set Trevor up with some red paint to do some apple printing. Although I thought it was a neat activity, Trevor was more interested in finishing painting as quickly as possible and sitting on the back step and eating an apple, lol šŸ™‚

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We’re looking forward to next week: Water Play! Hope you join in the book club fun too.

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2 thoughts on “Virtual Book Club: Garden Week

  1. What a fantastic week – I love the apple tree idea and will be trying that with my little girl this autumn when our apples ripen on the tree.

    Thank you so much for joining in with the Virtual Book Club Summer Camp

  2. This is a wonderful unit. All the sensory play looks like fun and it so filled with learning. Thank you so much for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I will be sharing this post.

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