Every year, I teach the little preschoolers about plants. I draw from my days teaching elementary school, but simplify it for the little ones. (If you are looking for the Apple Star Story- also about plants, here is the link which links to the story. )
I try not to do the same things every year. Here are a few things we did this year:
UPDATE: I have gotten MANY MANY requests for this sprout house. It is in my files and I have used it for over 20 years. However, if you want one, you can go to teachers pay teachers, and set up a free account, and search "sprout house". This is the link for the site:sprouthouses
Also, this works with BEANS- as in bean sprouts. Don't try it with apple seeds or pumpkin seeds. Of course you can get those to sprout too if you wait long enough- and we have done it. It works. But for preschoolers, and even early elementary kids, I use beans-kidney or black beans work best. They sprout in less than a week. Have fun! Thanks for your comments on this post! I hope the above link helps all of you!
We also read the book Muncha, Muncha, Muncha, and Tops and Bottoms. Both are fun stories for teaching young children a little about plants.
Thanks for reading! Happy Spring- or early summer- if you live in the Southwest!