Growing Vegetable Soup Book Cover
  • Title: Growing Vegetable Soup

    Author & Illustrator: Lois Ehlert

    Daily goals:

    Read!

    Talk!

    Sing!

    Play!

    Create!

    Move!

     

    Weekly Activities:

     1. Read! Listen to the story, “Growing Vegetable Soup” on YouTube: Listen to the story here!

    Listen and watch this story with your child. Feel free to pause the video and ask questions, point to pictures, or label objects to engage your child. If you have a copy of the book, have your child follow along by turning the pages in the book.

     

     2. Talk! Vocabulary Review: carrot, pepper, corn, celery, tomato, green bean, lettuce, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, potato, seed, sprouts, plant, shovel, soup, wash, plant, dig, water

                                

    Have your child identify vocabulary. Ask "Where is __?" Once your child finds the picture, have them point to it. To encourage expressive language, ask your child "What's that?" while pointing to the picture. To expand language, encourage your child to play "I Spy" by saying "I spy a ____" or say "I see a ____" or “I eat ____” while naming pictures.

     3. Talk! Answer story questions

    Have your child answer questions after you read the story.

    1. Can green beans grow in a garden?
    2. Can a zebra grow in a garden?
    3. Can you eat a tomato?
    4. Can you grow carrots in your garden?
    5. Can you eat corn?
    6. Can you eat a school?
    7. Can you grow books in your garden?
    8. Can you grow bicycles in your garden?
    9. Can you grow potatoes in your garden?
    10. Can elephants grow in a garden?

      4. Sing!

    Learn a new nursery rhyme together! Try googling, “Ring around the Rosie” Or “The Ants Go Marching” or see the lyrics posted below. Songs teach rhythm and rhyme, which are important building blocks for language development. Have fun moving to these songs too!

    Lyrics:

    The Ants Go Marching:

    The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching one by one
    The little one stops to suck his thumb
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom! Boom! Boom! 

    The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching two by two
    The little one stops to tie his shoe
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom! Boom! Boom! 

    The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching three by three
    The little one stops to climb a tree
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom! Boom! Boom! 

    The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrahT
    he ants go marching four by four
    The little one stops to shut the door
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom!  

    The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching five by five
    The little one stops to take a dive
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom! Boom! Boom! 

    The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching six by six
    The little one stops to pick up sticks
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom! Boom! Boom! 

    The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching seven by seven
    The little one stops to pray to heaven
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom!  

    The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching eight by eight
    The little one stops to shut the gate
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom! Boom! Boom! 

    The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching nine by nine
    The little one stops to get out the line
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom! Boom! Boom! 

    The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah
    The ants go marching ten by ten
    The little one stops to do it again
    And they all go marching down to the ground
    To get out of the rain, boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!

    Ring-A-Round The Rosie
    Ring-a-round the rosie,
    A pocket full of posies,
    Ashes! Ashes!
    We all fall down   

    5. Home Community Connection: Play!

    1. Try out this fun vegetable soup recipe from our story book. Or make up your own recipe to try!
    2. Plant your own garden (or a single plant) this year! You can start with just some seeds, soil, and a pot! Remember to give it sun, water, and love!

      Vegetable Soup Recipe

     

     6. Create!

    Draw your own dream garden! What would you plant in your garden? How big would it be? Plant (draw) all your favorite foods! Talk about foods you like and don’t like. Talk about healthy foods and unhealthy foods. Practice drawing a flower and labeling the parts of the flower. Practice labeling your colors while you create. Practice taking turns and sharing supplies. Practice using sentences to request crayons or markers or certain colors.

    7. Move!

    Go outside for a walk and look for different plants and gardens! Talk about what a plant needs to grow. Ask if the flowers and plants you see have everything they need to grow. Now think about what you need to grow. Are you the same or different than a plant? Have fun and remember your sun screen!

     

     

    Have fun and stay healthy at home!