Spring is right around the corner and I love that there are so many fun science, nature activities to do this time of year. For our literacy snack idea this week, we’re reading Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming.
“Tippy, tippy, tippy, Pat!
That’s the sound three hungry bunnies make when the sun goes down and the moon comes up and Mr. McGreely’s garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he’s dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first!
Hammer, hammer, hammer, Saw!
That’s the sound Mr. McGreely makes when the sun comes up and the moon goes down and he sees what those twitch-whiskers have done….Nibbled leaves! Empty stalks! Mr. McGreely will build something bigger and better, sure to keep even pesky puff-tails away. ”
This is such a fun book to read to incorporate during many different activities in spring. You can use it as a book to help welcome spring, learn about gardens and learn where fruits and vegetables come from or integrate it into your teaching about plants and even the life cycle.
For our snack idea this week, the kids will get to enjoy some of the fresh veggies like the ones that Mr. McGreely grows in his garden.
We’re going the easy and quick route today with our snack. I chose to do broccoli and baby carrots for our snack. I just grabbed a bag of each already cut up for me from the grocery store. While the kids we having their vegetables, you can continue the conversation about how to plant the garden and what other types of food grows in the garden.
While your students ar4e enjoying their snack, I made a free printable for them to work on to go along with the story. They get to draw and write about how they would keep the bunnies out of their garden.
You can download the free printable from my teacherspayteachers store below.
If you’re looking for more ideas to go with your garden theme, you’ll love this DIY garden to add to your centers in your classroom. Find out how to make your own here,
And turn it into different centers using this garden center bundle.
I hope your students enjoy this fun story as much as mine do!
See you next time!