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How Your Garden Grows

Human and animal babies aren’t the only things that grow. What about baby plants? Today, we’ll explore how seeds grow to become flowers, trees, and even fruits and vegetables.

For Grown-Ups

What you’ll need

  • Your CK Jr. toolkit

  • Newsprint, a recycled paper bag, or other mess-catcher
  • Toothpick or cotton swab (optional)

Ask About Today

What kind of seed would you like to plant?


est. 20 min

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How Do Seeds Grow Up?

Just like a baby, a seed needs food and water (and a little love, too) to grow. Learn how a seed becomes a plant.

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Samiah’s Garden

Join Samiah to plant her garden and watch it grow.

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Elmo the Gardener

Now it’s Elmo’s turn to learn about gardens. Join him!

Michelle Obama Plants a Garden

Back on Sesame Street, Mrs. Obama is teaching the friends about planting yummy vegetables.


est. 30 min

Learn to Paint Strawberry Rocks

You're about to paint your own strawberry rocks, so watch this video for inspiration!

Make Your Own Strawberry Rocks

For this activity, you’ll be painting the rocks you collected on your walk, so skip ahead to the MOVE activity first.

Toolkit Materials:

Other Materials:

Newsprint, a recycled paper bag, or other mess-catcher; toothpick or cotton swab (optional)


Wash and dry the rocks and put them out on a sheet of newsprint or other mess-catcher with red, green, black, and yellow paint. Add an optional toothpick or cotton swab to make the small dots.


Paint your rocks to look like strawberries! Just remember not to snack on them when you’re done. (And if you’re not a fan of strawberries, paint your rocks any way you like.)


est. 20 min

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In a Garden

So much happens as a garden grows. Listen to this story by Tim McCanna, with pictures by Aimée Sicuro, and visit the author’s garden, too.


est. 5 min

Rock Walk

Take a short walk around your neighborhood. Look for small, smooth rocks and bring some home with you. You'll need them for your CREATE activity!

Adult Supervision Required
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The Green Grass Grows All Around

Sing and dance along with Barney and his friends. What’s growing in this song?