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Watch the Flowers Grow


Tell students that they are going to pretend to be seeds. Turn off the lights and have children crouch down. Play a recording of rain falling. Tell your children they should grow a little when it rains. Children can now stand about half way up. Turn on the lights [to represent the sun coming out]. Tell children the sun has helped them push through the dirt and above the ground. Children stand a bit more. Finally play music and tell children they will continue growing until they are fully grown. Children should stand tall.


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