Monday, April 6, 2020
Theme: I Spy 6 Plant Parts
Today we'll start with an I-spy activity (and song!) that you can do inside or outside...
How many of the 6 Plant Parts can you find inside?
1. "The roots hold the stem in the ground.
They gather up the water that falls around:"
2. "The stem is an elevator going up from the ground.
The water goes up, and the sugar back down:"
3. "The leaf is the kitchen where the food is done.
They breathe the air, and catch rays from the sun:"
(This photo was taken by my Mom in Connecticut. Her name is Phyllis, which means 'Green Leaf' in Greek! She has dried leaves in the kitchen - bay leaves, oregano, parsley, and basil!)
4. "The flowers are dressed so colorfully.
They hold the pollen, and attract the bees:"
5. "The fruit gets ripe and it falls on down.
It holds the seeds and it feeds the ground:"
(The fruit is the 'suitcase' for the seeds! Anything that has a seed, is a fruit - mango, peppers, oranges, apples, lemons, berries)
6. "The seeds get buried in the Earth and the cycle starts again with a new plant's birth:"
(You probably have the most amount of seeds in the kitchen!)
*Seeds are the foundation for literally BILLIONS OF PEOPLES' diets all over the world!
*Wheat is a seed - we use it to make cereal, bread, and flour.
*Corn is a seed - we use it to make tortillas, polenta, and popcorn.
*Rice is a seed, too!
*Lentils, peas, quinoa, barley, oats, almonds, cashews, peanuts, chia, flax, peppercorns, coconut, garbanzo beans, coffee, and cocoa are ALL seeds!
How many seeds have you eaten today?
Which plant part is your favorite to eat?
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