Together, we went over the six stages of a plant (seed, roots, stem, leaves, flower, plant). The kids were able to get up and move around for the activity, stretching their roots and pretending to gather nutrients from the soil. We made the transformation from seed into plant a couple of times so that the sequence would stick. Then, for all the visual learners, we drew a picture of the process and labeled each individual step of the seeds journey to becoming a plant. We also learned that we eat different foods in different stages of the process. For instance, broccoli is the plants flower and potatoes are the root of the plant.
To tie it all together, the kids walked around the garden and noticed all the different plants growing and what stages of the seed to plant process they were at! Then we all snacked on some kale before it was time to say goodbye.
~Garden Ranger Elyse