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 little one!
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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 which you can see in 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.
After reading this story, check out these The Tiny Seed activities for preschool and kindergarten that include Flower Pretzel Bites, a Sunflower Craft, and a FREE Flower Rhyming printable.
Adding these activities to your spring plans, either at home or in the classroom, will bring learning to life for your little one!
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!
- 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!
I may not be the craftiest girl around, but my daughter sure is! She loves making crafts, so I try to find simple, easy-to-complete activities that we can enjoy together. And this Sunflower Craft was just that!
- 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. Adult 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.
- Hang up your little one’s sunflower and see how proud they are of their work!
FREE FLOWER RHYMING ACTIVITY
The ability to hear different sounds in words (phonemic awareness) is a crucial skill for your child to master on their journey to reading. Rhyming is one of the most fun ways to practice this skill, as it helps your child focus on hearing the same ending sound in different words.
For this activity, have your child 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 child 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 child “pick” the stems before finding the rhyming flower tops. This is a great way to add to the fun!
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Have you read The Tiny Seed? Do you have any flower activities for preschoolers or kindergarteners that I should add to our list? Let me know! Comment below or find me on Instagram (@littleslovelearningblog) and let me know!