Welcome to Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten! My class blog is the place I share information about some of the fun learning activities we are doing at school. I hope to provide parents with insight into what we are doing, and why, and to share ideas with other early childhood educators. Please don't use the photos or text of this blog without permission, but please do use any ideas you find useful. Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Growing Vegetable Soup, BRIT's storytime

Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
Have you met this beautiful book?  Lois Ehlert creates wonderful and vibrant illustrations, and in Growing Vegetable Soup her vegetables are almost enough to make you hungry.  This was the featured text at BRIT's storytime this week.  As always, the follow up activities were perfect for young children, engaging and playful, and highly educational.  I firmly believe Bella's book club is the best story time around!
Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
 Activities were laid out on the tables in the library, including a fun pumpkin counting/ matching game that the children were drawn to immediately.
Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
 We also looked at photos of vegetables, and categorized which part of the plant each one was before hearing the story, and singing a song about seeds.
Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
 Ms. Pam cut some ripe tomatoes and cucumbers for the children to see and smell, and we admired how different they look when cut different ways.
Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
Downstairs, in the "tree-house" room, there were vegetables to scoop...
Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
 ... and to sort.
Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
 Art supplies were available for children to create a vegetable plant mural.
Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
 My group spent the most time at the seed scooping center, filling and emptying various containers for so long, that I got our seeds out back at the house, so we could continue the play later.
Follow up ideas for the Lois Ehlert book: Growing Vegetable Soup
 There was also sand to scoop and pour, with seeds and letters hidden in the mix, and pumpkin seed planting.

I love Bella's book club and BRIT, and am so glad I get to take my kiddos and learn in such a hands on environment!  If you are in DFW, please check out First Saturdays at BRIT, 8am - 1pm on the first Saturday of the month.

2 comments:

  1. My little man would LOVE these activities! Thanks for sharing the 'Growing vegetable soup' book - I've never heard of it, so will have to go and look it up :-) Do you have bloglovin? I'm a far more reliable commenter with a bloglovin' reminder ;-)

    P.S - Love your gourd post as well!

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  2. Hi Hug-a-Bug! Thank you for stopping by! I don't have bloglovin, but did add you to my google+ circles - your blog looks awesome too! I bet your son will love all the Lois Ehlert books, she is wonderful, and many of her books are about gardening, nature, and the little critters that share our world with us. Enjoy!

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