The Tiny Seed: 5 activities for exploring the story with EYFS & KS1

Tiny Seed Activities

Last month we announced our World Book Day 2020 selection. And this is the second in a series of blogs looking at how to utilise these books in the classroom (if you missed our first one on ‘The Rainbow Fish’ you can find it here).

This week we are taking a look at one of the wonderful options for our Story Explorer drama workshops.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Who is it for?

In keeping with author and illustrator Eric Carle’s work, The Tiny Seed is suitable for young learners, typically EYFS to KS1.

Why do we love this book?

The Tiny Seed is a brilliant example of a story which can add value to lessons across the curriculum. As a literacy lesson, Carle’s use of language and varied sentence structures can inspire young writers. In the opening pages the readers are asked ‘…where are they all going?’ a brilliant invitation to discuss what may happen in the rest of the story! Whilst in a science lesson The Tiny Seed can be used to illustrate the lifecycle of the plant and can bring nature alive for young learners.

Eric Carle’s books are a staple in most children’s libraries. Beautifully illustrated, educational and entertaining.

-Katie