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Planting a Seed

Explain to children that a seed is really a small package that contains a baby plant and the food it needs to start growing. You may want to cut apart a bean seed to help them understand this concept. Then invite children to learn this little finger play.

Green tiny shoots [wiggle fingers]
Push up from the ground [wiggle fingers up]
Come on soft tiptoes [children tiptoe]
Not making a sound. [put index finger to lips]

Where do they come from, [and "I-don't-know" shoulder shrug]
Growing with such speed? [raise arms up high]
Oh, now I remember [point to head]
I planted a small seed! [cup hands together as if holding a seed]


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