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In the Garden

Celebrate gardens by inviting your young children to repeat the words and perform the actions in this poem.

Get a trowel
And a rake.
Dig the dirt,
Now jump and shake!

Make some rows
Long and neat.
Plant some seeds
Now stamp your feet!

Water well
All those rows.
Now stretch up high
On your toes!

See the plants
Green and new.
Now clap your hands
Hooray for you!


Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy. She has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Visit her archive of rhymes for early childhood classrooms.

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Poem by Sue LaBella
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