The Giant Turnip

The Purple Day Podcast is the audio from our Monday episodes of Storytime in the Schoolhouse. Please note: Storytime is written and recorded for the screen. Some elements of Storytime will transfer better than others. 


Every Purple Day, or Monday, we are inside the schoolhouse for circle time and storytime. 

During circle time we enjoy singing and reciting nature-based, seasonal songs and poems. As the month progresses, we continue to learn new verses to our songs and poems. This week we learn the final verses to our songs and poems for this month’s circle time. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays. 


After circle time, we hear a story together. We listen to nature stories and folk tales during the third and fourth weeks of the month. Today we hear the story of The Giant Turnip.

A family is harvesting their vegetables when they find a giant turnip in their garden. It is so big that everyone in the family comes to help pull it out–dad, mom, son, daughter, and family dog. They pull, and they pull, but the turnip doesn’t budge. A wee mouse then scampers over to help, and they pull, and they pull…and the turnip comes out! 

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