StoryTales Set

Little Seed

Be able to express thoughts, ideas and opinions.

0-30 min.
Intermed.
PreK-K
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Connect

  • Show the children 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.
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  • Ask the children 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 children to retell the steps as they act them out.
  • Discuss what seeds need in order to grow into plants. Act like seeds growing into plants.

Construct

  • Tell the children to build a scene showing what happens to a seed that receives everything it needs.
  • Remind the children to pick a background card that is appropriate for their story.

Contemplate

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

Ask the children 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?

Continue

  • Talk with the children 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 children to use figures to role-play taking care of the garden.

Did you notice?

Observing the following competencies can help you monitor whether the children are developing language and literacy skills:

  • Children are able to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions to others.
  • Children are able to describe things and events.

Teacher Support

Children will:

  • Learn about steps in a process
  • Describe a sequence

For up to 6 children.

  • Children are able to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions to others.
  • Children are able to describe things and events.