seed songs

 

chickpea seeds and sunflower seeds (photo credit:  Seeds, by Elis Alves http://www.flickr.com/photos/beautyofafrica/2543038736/)
chickpea seeds and sunflower seeds (photo credit: Seeds, by Elis Alves http://www.flickr.com/photos/beautyofafrica/2543038736/)

 

 

I used these songs with 3-5 year olds, but older elementary kids love them too!


The Farmer Plants the Seeds

this song is useful when learning about what seeds and plants need to grow
To the tune of “The farmer in the dell”:

The farmer plants the seeds (act out planting seeds)

The farmer plants the seeds

Hi ho the derry o

The farmer plants the seeds

Next verse: the rain falls on the seeds (flutter fingers down to act out raindrops falling)

Next verse: the sun shines on the seeds (hands above head in a big circle)

Next verse: the seeds begin to grow (pretend to be growing seeds)

Next verse: the farmer digs them up (pretend to use shovel)

Next verse: Now we’ll have some to eat (pretend to eat)

 

Little Seed

Sing to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”

Here’s a little seed in the dark, dark ground.
Out comes the warm sun, yellow and round.
Down comes the rain, wet and slow.
Up comes the little seed, grow, grow, grow!

 

Seeds

Sing to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle”

Dig a hole deep in the ground
Spread some tiny seeds around
Pat them down – so they will keep
They are lying fast asleep
Rain will help the seeds to grow
Sunshine keeps them warm I know

This Is How We Plant the Seeds

This song is useful when learning how to plant seeds:
To the tune of “The Mulberry Bush”

This is how we plant the seeds, plant the seeds, plant the seeds

This is how we plant the seeds, all through the summer. (act out planting seeds)

This is how we dig the hole, dig the hole, dig the hole,

This is how we dig the hole, all through the summer (act out using a shovel)

Next verse: This is how we put in the seeds, (act out putting seed in a hole)

Next verse: This is how we cover the seeds, (act out covering up the hole)

Next verse: This is how we water the seeds (act out watering the seeds)

 

After singing this song, I find younger students benefit from first pretending to plant seeds as a group, before doing it in the crops outside.  Start by drawing a line on the floor, like they will in the dirt to make a trough, pretend to sprinkle the seeds in the line, and then cover it up and then water it.  Next go and actually plant the seeds this way and water them.  Planting outside will go much smoother with this prep work.

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