A day of exploring carrots

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on April 26, 2012

in Children's Books, The Carrot Seed

“The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss is a wonderful book for young children and our class has enjoyed all kinds of carrot activities to follow up our latest reading of this book…

We began by reading the book during circletime…

Then we passed a real carrot around the circle to explore the smell, color, and texture….

To extend the book into our play,we explored carrots in the water table as we made some “carrot soup”…


We cut and weighed carrots over on the measuring table…

We wrote the word “carrot” and drew a carrot in our word book journals…

And we used some of our real carrots to practice printing in our salt tray…

We played a game that is like “Doggy, doggy, where’s your bone?”  Only we changed the words to say, “Rabbit, rabbit, where’s your carrot – somebody took it and hid it!”  One child would leave the group and hide his or her eyes, then a child in the circle would hide the carrot in his or her lap. We would all pretend to be hiding the carrot in our laps. When we would say the poem out loud, the child would come back and try to guess who really had the carrot.  It often took many guesses but by process of elimination, the children would figure out who had that carrot.  We used a pretend carrot for this game and the children LOVED this game…

And finally, we ate carrots for snack and created beautiful handprint carrots at the art table.  If you didn’t read my previous post on how to make a handprint carrot, then I invite you to hop back over and check it out by clicking here!

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