Week 3: Plants We Eat

This week, children explore plants as food. They will investigate different plants we eat, examine fruit seeds, conduct taste tests, make orange juice, and sample fruit and vegetable salads they’ve made. They’ll also continue to check up on their growing plants from Week 1.

 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5

Morning Circle

25 – 35 minutes

Read and Discuss: Growing Vegetable Soup

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Mystery Vegetable

(10 – 15 min.)

Watch and Discuss: Planting Project

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Potato Investigation

(10 – 15 min.)

Read and Discuss: A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Apples and Pears

(10 – 15 min.)

Read and Discuss: Eating the Alphabet

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Orange Juice

(10 – 15 min.)

Read and Discuss: Eating the Alphabet

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Salad Sprouts Results

(10 – 15 min.)

Learning Centers

15 – 30 minutes

Guided Activity

20 – 30 minutes

Growing Salad Sprouts

(20 – 30 min.)

Root and Leaf Salad

(20 – 30 min.)

Look Inside

(20 – 30 min.)

Compare Citrus Fruits

(20 – 30 min.)

Fruit Salad Feast

(20 – 30 min.)

Closing Circle

10 – 15 minutes

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share Discoveries From Explore Plants

(10 – 15 min.)

Day 1

Day 1

Children begin investigating plants we eat.  

Day 2

Day 2

Today, children explore root and leaf vegetables and make a salad.

Day 3

Day 3

Today, children explore fruits and their seeds.  

Day 4

Day 4

Today, children explore citrus fruits.

Day 5

Day 5

Today, children sample the sprouts they grew and make a colorful fruit salad.