10 FREE Resources “Exploring Lettuce”
Exploring Lettuce Books
Lettuce exploring is next in the series from our “Farmer’s Market Poetry Journal” FREE resources. Lettuce is one of the vegetables we want kids to eat more of, without convincing. The more kids know the more they will be open to eating this healthy green. I love technology and have books on my YouTube Channel for teachers and parents to explore, before adding them to libraries or to share with children. The three books I picked for our lettuce explorations are “Muncha!Muncha!Muncha!”, Lettuce! and “Lettuce Grows on the Ground.”
Should you decide to add these books to your home library or classroom, I have provided a link to my Amazon Affiliate shop, at the bottom of this blog. I will make a small fee at zero cost to you, thank you!
“Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” Excerpt from Amazon —
“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.
Children will cheer for the bunnies — or for Mr. McGreely — as they delight in Candace Fleming’s clever sound effects and G. Brian Karas’s vibrant, funny illustrations.”
“Lettuce!” – Excerpt from Amazon —
“LETTUCE! is a deliciously tall tale about sharing. Good fortune runs amuck as Rabbit watches his crop of lettuce grow and grow and GROW! What will he do with all this leafy goodness? Wacky neighbors help him solve his dilemma. LETTUCE! is a colorful, beautifully illustrated picture book for children 3-6 years old. Funny, rhymed text is fun for adults to read aloud and is easy enough for boys and girls to follow along. The story told with humor works as a lesson in friendship, sharing and values as well as all-around entertainment. Great for home, library or school — bedtime or anytime!”
“Lettuce Grows on the Ground” – Excerpt from Amazon —
“Simple text and photographs describe how lettuce grows on the ground.”
There is so much information on the Web, it can be overwhelming. Here are my top three picks to help you get started with exploring lettuce with your children. Simply click on the video picture to watch.
“Beautiful Lettuce from Seed to Harvest” This video shows how lettuce starts from the seed to packaged in the store. There is no talking only upbeat music, and it is well done. I found it fascinating all the technology used, to make sure that the lettuce we find in the market is inspected and bagged, no wonder it always looks fresh and perfect.
This video is more of a documentary/news style video about a lettuce farm in Yuma Arizona. According to the video, this area of the United States produces one quarter of the lettuce consumed by the world. It shows farmers at work in the field and the modern way lettuce is packed and ready for market. I actually learned a lot about lettuce from these two videos.
“Salad – Cooking with Kids” is a cute video to share with kids. Kids like to watch other kids and learn from them, too. Teaching kids how to make salad will inspire a desire to eat what they make.
I chose this video because it will give teachers and parents an idea on how to conduct a science experiment with lettuce. Learning that we can grow plants from plants is a good lesson to teach children. This experiment, in the real world, takes a while to see the complete results. I am currently trying this experiment and will update on my success. Tony seems to have had success and I watched other gardeners complete the same experiment, with other vegetables and herbs.
Additional FREE Resources
The last three resources are from some of my peers on Teacher Pay Teacher. Even if you are not a traditional classroom teacher any caregiver can get free and/or purchase these teacher created resources from the TpT website.
This freebie comes from the Primary Playground. It goes perfectly with the Muncha! Muncha!Muncha! book.
‘Garden Graphing” is perfect for a math center.
This is a cute game for group or partner activities. Print, laminate and play while practicing CVC words!
Thank you for taking the time to read the lettuce resources that can be used with the “Farmer’s Market Poetry Journal” packet. The packet contains 11 original poems and clip art for young learners to paste in their poetry journals. Click on the Guide Page to access all 11 free resources that can be incorporated with any farmer’s market theme.
Thank you, see you soon!