Create a Snail Farm

Snails may be pests in the garden, but they are quite fascinating creatures.  Create a little home for some snails in your classroom, allowing your students to watch and observe the snails in action for a couple days. Start off with a water or soda bottle.  Rinse and dry it out and then put the…

Sing the world a little cleaner

If you haven’t had a chance, you may want to check out these other pages I’ve written with activities about recycling and composting: Composting 101 (what does it mean when something decomposes?) Kids, Compost, and Critters (how do you start a compost bin and what critters are helping the process?) Talkin’ Trash (activities about reducing trash and litter…

Plant Parts Song

Use music and body movements to learn plant parts.   The movements for the song can be used alone, in moments where students needed a movement activity to get out some energy.   We would simply act out the plant parts without the song, or play a version of Simon Says using the movements.  We…

Songs about critters in the garden

Going on a bug hunt! (sing to the tune of “Going on a bear hunt!” We’re going on a bug hunt! We’re going to catch some big ones. What a sunny day! Are you ready? OK! Oh my! A bee! A black & yellow bee, Flying over the flowers. BUZZ….. We’re going on a bug hunt!…

seed songs

      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)…