Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dig Into Reading: In the Garden

The Farmer and His Seeds
(Tune: "The Farmer in the Dell")
The farmer plants the seeds,
[Stoop and pretend to plant seeds.]
The farmer plants the seeds
Hi, Ho, the dairy-o,
The farmer plants the seeds.
Additional verses:
The sun comes out to shine
[Make a large circle with arms.]
The rain begins to fall
[Hands flutter up and down.]
The seeds begin to grow
[Stand up slowly.]
The farmer cuts them down
[Cutting motion.]
He binds them into sheaves
[Stand close together.]
And now we'll have some bread.
[Pretend to eat.]

Little Seed in the Ground
Little seed in the ground
[Crouch down on the floor, hands covering heads.]
Sitting so still
[Stay crouching.]
Little seed, will you sprout?
Yes, I will!
[Jump up.]

I'm a Little Flower Pot
(Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little flower pot mom put out
[Point to self.]
If you take care of me, I will sprout.
[Nod head, point to self.]
When you water me, I will grow
[Make sprinkling motions with right hand.]
Into a pretty flower, don't you know!
[Raise left hand slowly up from floor, make wide circle with hands or arms.]

Five Little Flowers

Tune: Itsy, bitsy spider
Five little flowers standing in the sun                                     (Hold up 5 fingers)

See their heads nodding, bowing one by one                  (Fold fingers down one at a time)

Down, down, down comes the gentle rain                       (Flutter fingers down)

And the Five Little Flowers lift up their heads again         (Raise fingers back up straight)