- May We Suggest
- early literacy
- Share a Story
December 9, 2019 | strande
Did you miss our Flowers Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own blooming storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.
Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.
What's that wedged in a crack in the ground, small and hard and wrinkly and brown? A bean seed! Soon it develops roots and leaves. And whats that on the leaf? An egg! The egg hatches a caterpillar, and the caterpillar eats the leaves, getting bigger until it forms a chrysalis. Meanwhile, the plant grows, too: it develops flowers, then bean pods as it reaches up toward the sun.
SNAP SNAP WENT THE VENUS FLY TRAP (inspired by jbrary)
Snap snap went the venus fly trap one day, snap snap went the venus fly trap.
Snap snap went the venus fly trap one day, and they all went snap snap snap. But…
We know fly traps go [clap] la de la de la [wavey arms]
[clap] la de la de la [wavey arms], [clap] la de la de la [wavey arms]
We know fly traps go [clap] la de la de la [wavey arms], they don’t go snap snap snap.
Buzz buzz went the bee on the flower one day, buzz buzz went the bee on the flower.
Buzz buzz went the bee on the flower one day, and they all went buzz buzz buzz. But…
We know flowers go [clap] rub a dub a dub [running arms]
[clap] rub a dub a dub [running arms], [clap] rub a dub a dub [running arms]
We know flowers go [clap] rub a dub a dub [running arms], they don’t go buzz buzz buzz.
Help to grow some flowers. Plant a seed to watch it grow. Press on the cloud to make it rain. Jiggle the book to scatter the seeds.
FIVE LITTLE FLOWERS (Counting Up)
One little flower had nothing much to do, out popped another one and then there were… TWO.
Two little flowers were smiling at the bee, out popped another one and then there were… THREE.
Three little flowers were growing by the door, out popped another one and then there were… FOUR.
Four little flowers were glad to be alive, out popped another one and then there were… FIVE.
FIVE LITTLE FLOWERS (Counting Down)
Five little flowers growing by my door. I picked one, and then there were… FOUR.
Four little flowers growing by the sea. I picked one, and then there were… THREE.
Three little flowers growing in Kalamazoo. I picked one, and then there were… TWO.
Two little flowers growing out in the sun, I picked one, and then there was… ONE.
One little flower growing by a wheelbarrow, I picked it, and then there were… ZERO.
Each day, the big trucks go to work. They scoop and hoist and push. But when Digger discovers something growing in the rubble, he sets in motion a series of events that will change him, and the city, forever.
More Songs and Stories to Enjoy
An exploration of flowers found in the desert, woodlands, gardens, and meadows introduces the parts of flower, different habitats, and specific species.
A little girl collects wildflowers while walking with her father. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter.
When friendly giant mammoth Samson falls asleep and wakes up in the middle of a blizzard, he finds and shelters a little red bird and a flower-loving mouse, beginning new friendships for all.
After seeing a picture of a flower garden, Wellington is determined to grow a garden even though he lives in a cold, snowy area.
FIVE FRESH ROSES
Five fresh roses in water in a bowl
One fell out and started to ROLL…
It tumbled softly off the table and fell with a “piff.”
How many roses are left to sniff?
[count down until all the roses are in a pile on the floor]
During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more.
Seeds can be big or small, round or pointy, and all sorts of colors. They can become flowers, trees, fruits, or vegetables, and they sprout all times of year, during spring, summer, fall, and winter. But all seeds have one thing in common--inside each is a new plant life waiting to emerge. What kind of plant will bloom? Wait and see what will grow!