Is this flower taller or shorter than a preschooler?

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on April 12, 2011

in Creative Art, Flowers, Mathematics, Measuring

I happen to stop by this classroom and the teacher had a very tall paper flower sitting out on a table…

The children were very excited about this flower so to build on their enthusiasm, we decided to see who (or which) was taller – the flower or the child…

 

All the children hurried up to lay down on the ground so I could place the flower next to them and oh my, you would have thought this was the most exciting thing ever!!

The children had made their own construction paper flowers earlier in the day so this big flower was something that they were very excited about too…

After we all took a turn comparing flower to child - the teacher sang the seed song.

The seed begins in the garden, tiny and small...

It happens to be one of my favorites….

But then it grows and grows and grows - big and tall!

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1 Kelly April 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm

interesting :) thanks for sharing!

2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Thanks for stopping by!

3 ayn colsh April 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm

We really like the “Seed Song” in my class and it looks like we might be doing the same movements! I’ll have to make a BIG flower soon! :)

4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm

LOL – those seem to be the most natural movements to try!

5 Centers and Circle Time April 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

That’s one big flower! Yes, I like the seed song too:) Did they get to do some planting yet? Playing in soils sounds like fun!

6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Yes – I was debating whether or not to add the photos of their plants in this post or not:) I should have added them! Maybe I still will!

7 pammypam April 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm

i am totally using this idea. thanks!

8 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm

You are welcome:)

9 Ameera May 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Woo hoo Thanks for this, will try this today! Youre so awesome

10 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

You are welcome Ameera:)

11 pammypam May 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I did it! I thought you might be interested in my post about this. http://unconventionallibrarian.com/2011/05/13/big-and-little-preschoolers/

12 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Hi Pam – the link did not work for me and I really want to see! Can you share the link again?

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