Seeds are funny, funny things,
Some have stickers
Some have wings
Some are big
Some are small
Some round and flat
Some like a ball.
Some are hidden inside of fruit
Some in pods or underground roots.
Some seeds are foods
And good to eat,
Like corn or beans
Or nuts for a treat.

Five Little Peas

Five little peas in a pea pod pressed,
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest;
They grew…and grew…and did not stop,
Until one day the pod went…POP!

Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow

Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow,
Do you, I, or anyone know how
Oats, peas, beans, and barley grow?

First the farmer sows his seed,
Then he stands and takes his ease,
He stamps his feet,
And claps his hands,
And turns around to view his land.


Walking with a partner,
Walking with a partner,
Make a ring, oh make a ring,
Oh, while we happily dance and sing.

I Will Plant a Garden
(to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”)

I will plant a garden green,
Then I’ll watch it grow.
I’ll dig some holes here in the dirt,
In a nice straight row.
With a dig-dig here,
And a dig-dig there,
Here a dig, there a dig,
Everywhere a dig-dig,
I will plant a garden green,
Then I’ll watch it grow.

I will plant a garden green,
Then I’ll watch it grow.
In the hole I’ll drop a seed,
Then each seed I’ll sow.
With a drop-drop here,
And a drop-drop there,
Here a drop, there a drop,
Everywhere a drop-drop,
I will plant a garden green,
Then I’ll watch it grow.

I will plant a garden green,
Then I’ll watch it grow.
I’ll water each plant one by one,
They’ll sprout up in a row.
With a squirt-squirt here,
And a squirt-squirt there,
Here a squirt, there a squirt,
Everywhere a squirt-squirt,
I will plant a garden green,
Then I’ll watch it grow.

Little Brown Seeds

Little brown seeds so small and round,
Are sleeping quietly under ground.
Down come the raindrops
sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle.
Out comes the rainbow,
twinkle, twinkle, twinkle.
Little brown seeds way down below,
Up through the earth they grow, grow, grow.
Little green leaves come one by one.
They hold up their heads and look at the sun.

The Little Plant

In the heart of a seed,
Buried deep so deep,
A tiny plant
Lay fast asleep.
“Wake,” said the sunshine,
“And creep to the light.”
“Wake,” said the voice
Of the raindrops bright.
The little plant heard
And it rose to see,
What the wonderful,
Outside world might be.


I took a little seed one day
About a month ago.
I put it in a pot of dirt,
In hopes that it would grow.

I poured a little water
To make the soil right.
I set the pot upon the sill,
Where the sun would give it light.

I checked the pot most every day,
And turned it once or twice.
With a little care and water
I helped it grow so nice.

Dick Wilmes

My Garden

This is my garden, I’ll plant it with care,
Here are the seeds I’ll plant in there,
The sun will shine,
The rain will fall,
The seeds will sprout and grow up tall.

The Seed

How does it know,
This little seed
If it is to grow
To a flower or weed,
If it is to be a vine or a shoot,
Or grow into a tree
With a long tap root?

The Garden

A little seed for me to sew.
A little earth to make it grow.
A little hole
A little pat.
A little wish and that is that.
A little sun
A little shower
A little while,
And then . . . a flower!

Five little peas in a pea pod pressed.
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest.
They grew and grew and they did not stop,
Until all of a sudden . . . the pod went pop!

What does a garden need to grow?
Bright warm sun shining down.
What does a seed need to sprout?
Water sprinkled all about.
The seed grows roots into the ground,
And reaches for the sun without a sound!

The Garden
What makes a garden grow, grow, grow?
Lots of work with a shovel, rake and hoe!
Seeds that are carefully planted in a row!
That makes a garden grow grow grow!
What does the seed need to grow a sprout?
Warmth from the sun and water that falls about.
What brings a seedling up from the ground?
The light of the sun shining down!
What makes the food to feed the plant?
Sunlight is turned to glucose in the leaves of green.
What feeds the plant from the soil?
Roors drink the water from the rainfall.
This makes a garden grow grow grow and grow!

A Daffodil

A little yellow cup,
A little yellow frill,
A little yellow star,
And that’s a daffodil.