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Growing a Garden Mural

Plant a Little Seed CoverIn the story, Plant A Little Seed, two friends start with seeds; add hard work, patience, and dreams; and end up with a harvest big enough to feed their families and friends!

Recommended Ages:  Preschool/Kindergarten

Domains or Early Learning Standards:  Scientific Reasoning; Social/Emotional Development

Materials Needed:

​* You could cover the mural paper with contact paper so that children can attach and remove items from the mural to make the activity more engaging and interactive. 

Preparation:  

Review the sequence of events in the story, Plant a Little Seed starting with planting seeds and ending with harvesting. Remind the children that the friends in the story needed a lot of patience. Tell the children we’re going to grow a garden inside our classroom one step at a time.

Activity:  The steps in this activity can take place over days or weeks. Gardens don’t grow overnight!

 Step 1: “Plant” seeds on the mural. Create tools out of your collage materials to add to mural.
Step 2: Add rain clouds or watering cans to the mural so we know the seeds are getting watered.
Step 3: Let the sun shine in. Add a sun. 
Step 4: Add some curious animals and other garden critters.
Step 5: Wait and Dream.
Step 6: Add sprouting leaves.
Step 7: Add root vegetables growing down and other fruits and vegetables growing up.
Step 8: Wait, Dream, Smile.
Step 9: Add a scarecrow (optional).
Step 10: Pretend to gather the harvest; invite friends to the table, and enjoy a feast!

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