The roots hold the plant in the ground,
They gather up the water that falls around.
And there's a root inside of me
Because a carrot is a root that I eat.
That's six parts, six parts, six plant parts that people need
A stem is an elevator growing up from the ground,
The water goes up and the sugar back down
And there's a stem inside of me
Because celery is a stem that I eat
The leaves are the kitchens where the food is done
They breathe the air and catch rays from the sun.
And there's a leaf inside of me
Because lettuce is a leaf that I eat.
This is my garden,
(extend palm of hand facing up)
I’ll rake it with care,
(rake palm with 3 fingers of the other hand)
And then some flower seeds,
(plant pretend seeds on palm)
I’ll plant there.
The sun will shine,
(circular action with other hand)
And the rain will fall,
(fingers flutter down)
And my garden will blossom,
And grow straight and tall.
(cup hands and ‘grow’ fingers upwards like flowers)
(sing to the tune of TWINKLE TWINKLE