Keep reading for some fun The Tiny Seed activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. These activities are sure to be a hit with your littles!
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Our April story of the month is called The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. You may know Eric Carle from some of his other classic books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear or The Very Hungry Caterpillar. (I also created a book project for his book Little Cloud.)
For more spring books, check out this post!
The Tiny Seed has the same impressive illustrations. It’s an engaging story about a seed’s journey through the different seasons of the year.
Click on the picture to learn more about this fun book!
After reading this story, check out these The Tiny Seed activities for preschool and kindergarten that include a snack, a craft, and a FREE flower rhyming activity. These activities would be great to use at home with your own littles or in your classroom with your students. Adding these activities to your spring plans will bring learning to life for your kiddos!
Looking for more spring preschool activities? Check out this post!
FLOWER PRETZEL BITES
If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you know how much I love to add snacks to our stories! To go along with The Tiny Seed, we made Flower Pretzel Bites that everyone in our family loved! These were inspired by Two Sisters Crafting (although we changed some ingredients) and they didn’t last very long in our house!
- Waffle pretzels
- Vanilla almond bark (similar to white chocolate but SO much tastier!)
- Lay out parchment paper on a cookie sheet
- Melt the vanilla almond bark in the microwave (melt on low and go very slowly…otherwise it’ll burn!)
- Once it is melted, use a spoon to coat one side of the waffle pretzel and place it on the parchment paper
- Add M&Ms to create a flower (make sure you add your M&Ms right away because the vanilla almond bark will dry hard)
- Eat them once they’re dry! And try not to eat them all at once…they are seriously amazing!
Looking for more spring-themed snacks? Check out this post!
I may not be the craftiest girl around, but my daughter sure is! She loves making crafts, so I do my best to find simple, easy-to-complete activities that we can enjoy together. And this Sunflower Craft was just that!
- Paper towel roll
- White paper plate
- Sunflower seeds
- Paint (yellow and green)
- Hot glue gun
- Have your little one paint the paper plate yellow and the paper towel roll green. Set aside to dry.
- Once dry, help your little one glue sunflower seeds onto the plate. Note: We used hot glue for this. I put the glue on the plate and my daughter added the sunflower seeds. Parental supervision required when using hot glue.
- While gluing on your sunflower seeds, you can talk about the seed from the story and its journey through the seasons.
- Last, use hot glue to add the paper plate to the paper towel roll. I completed this step for my daughter.
- Hang up your little one’s sunflower and see how proud they are of their work!
FLOWER RHYMING ACTIVITY
The ability to hear different sounds in words (phonemic awareness) is a crucial skill for little ones to master on their journey to reading. Rhyming is one of the most fun ways to practice this skill, as it helps your students focus on hearing the same ending sound in different words.
For this activity, have your students match the picture on the flower to the correct ending sound on the stem (called a word family). Each word family has two flowers that match to it. Your students will also practice building words by adding the correct letter to the beginning of each word family to spell the names of the pictures.
Want to increase the engagement? Add the flowers to some “soil” (a sensory bin of black beans) and have your students “pick” the stems before finding the rhyming flower tops. This is a great way to add to the fun!
Click here to check out another spring sensory bin that’s perfect for your preschoolers!
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Have you read The Tiny Seed? What’s your favorite preschool or kindergarten activity to go along with this book? Comment below or find me on Instagram (@littleslovelearningblog) and let me know!
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Looking for other spring activities? How about activities for other seasons of the year? Click HERE to see all of our posts that go along with the seasons!