Session plan for interest level: 1, 2, 3


Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant and lyrical book, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves…and down in the dirt.


This is a wonderful story to share with your child as we wave goodbye to winter and welcome spring. Students will learn about seasons of plant life cycles and use them in a sequencing activity using “Plant Life Cycle Cards.”


Book Information

Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt
By Kate Messner
Chronicle Books, ©2015

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