If you are lucky enough to live where you can grow pumpkins,
your child can grow a pumpkin with his name on it. When the pumpkin
is small and green, about the size of a grapefruit, help your child
scratch his name into the skin of the pumpkin with a nail or a small
knife. As the pumpkin grows, the scratch will leave a bumpy scar
that will stand out.
PLANTS WE EAT
Take your child to the grocery store. Stop for a moment
in the produce section and discuss plants. Point out that plants
have different parts, just like their own body. Plants have roots,
stems, leaves, seeds, and fruit. As you look through the produce,
point out that the fruits and vegetable we eat often come from different
parts of plants.
|We eat the roots of carrots, radishes, beets
|We eat the stems of celery,
asparagus, and rhubarb.
|We eat the leaves of lettuce,
cabbage and spinach.
|We eat the fruit of apples,
berries and grapes.