#42 - Pass the Celery, Ellery! by Jeff Fisher

Summary:  Pass the Celery, Ellery is more than just a book - it's a game too! Have you every tried to rhyme what you're eating with a person's name? This book inspires you to do just that. " Pass the spaghetti, Betty." "Pass the meat, Pete." This book is one part abecedary, one part dinner table diversion,  and one part eye candy.

Suggested Activity:  Celery Experiment

This is a fun and visual experiment that introduces children to the concept of osmosis.

  1. Separate and select stalks of celery with leaves. Cut about a quarter inch off the bottom.
  2. Put water into glass jar or vase.
  3. Drop 3-4 drops of food coloring into jar.
  4. Place stalks into the water and using stalk stir very gently until food coloring is dispersed evenly.
  5. Make 2-3 observations. Check after one hour, 4 hours and 8 hours or overnight to see developments.
  6. Cut the bottom of the celery and you can see where the water was transported up into the celery stem.

Curriculum Area: Learning and Problem Solving (observes objects and events with curiosity, explores cause and effect, applies knowledge or experience to a new context) 

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up