by Allie Magnusson
The play, which is written as a poem, has four characters: Seed/Plant, Soil, Water, and Sun.
All the girls got to play the part of the seed that grows into a plant, and recited the two verses together. Three groups of boys performed each of the remaining characters (one verse each).
Afterwards, we planted bean seeds in wet paper towels, placed them in plastic Ziploc bags, and hung them in the window to watch them grow. After our seeds grew into seedlings, we planted them outside in a big pot and watered them daily to watch them grow even taller. When the beans started to grow like a real plant, we performed the play again and created a bulletin board that covered all of the steps a seed takes to grow into a plant.
The play is also available in Spanish. De-La-Semilla-A-La-Planta for 99 Cents!