StoryTales Set

Little Seed

Be able to express thoughts, ideas and opinions.

0-30 min


  • Review this lesson plan and choose what you need from the Teacher Support box.

  • If necessary, pre-teach these related vocabulary words: seed, plant, flower, legume, fruit, vegetable, grow, water, sun.

  • Consider the abilities and backgrounds of all your students and decide when and how to introduce and differentiate lesson content, activities, or concepts.

  • If the background cards are missing or broken, you can download them from the Additional Resources section of the Teacher Support box.


  • Show the students the image of the scene of the girl with a watering can (see the activity card below) and tell them that this scene is about people planting a seed.
  • Ask the students to name some things that are needed to plant a seed (e.g., shovel, watering can, fertilizer, etc.).

  • Ask them what should be done first when planting a seed. Then ask what should be done next, and so on.

  • Act out planting imaginary seeds as a group. Ask the students to retell the steps as they act them out.

  • Discuss what seeds need in order to grow into plants. Have students act like seeds growing into plants.


  • Tell the students to build a scene showing what happens to a seed that receives everything it needs.

  • Remind the students to pick a background card that is appropriate for their story.


  • When the students have finished building, encourage them to take turns sharing
    their scenes and telling a story about the seed.

  • Ask the students to role-play how people took care of their seed to make it grow.

  • Consider asking questions like:

    • What happened to the seed?
    • What kind of a plant or flower did the seed become? Did it produce a fruit, vegetable, or legume?
    • What did the characters do in the scene?


  • Talk with the students about gardens. Ask them to describe a garden and what it needs to grow.

  • Ask them to combine their plant models or build new models to create a garden.

  • Encourage the students to use figures to role-play taking care of the garden.

Did you notice?

  • Ask guiding questions to elicit students’ thinking and their decisions while ideating.

Observation Checklist

  • Review the learning objectives and educational standards addressed in this lesson (Teacher Support box). 

  • Share specific student responses and behaviors at different levels of mastery.

  • Use the following checklist to observe students’ progress:

    • Students are able to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions to others.
    • Students are able to describe things and events.
    • Students are able to, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

Teacher Support

Students will:

  • Learn about steps in a process
  • Describe a sequence

For up to 6 students.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.4 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.