You can’t have too many carrots!

You can’t have too many carrots unless you are the rabbit in the super sweet and funny picture book “Too Many Carrots” by Katy Hudson.

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

Too Many Carrots” by Katy Hudson is a book about a rabbit who has too many carrots and can’t fit them all in his house. He decides he needs to find a new home for him and his carrots. This book is about friendship, homes, spacial awareness, carrots, animals and the list could go on. It is a beautifully illustrated book with simple text and a great story to read aloud. I posed for the photo below so you could check out the cover of the book…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

After reading the book, I invited each of my students to “plant” a carrot top to see if a new stem would grow…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

The children started by pouring a tiny amount of water in the dish…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

Then simply set the upper part of the root of the carrot in the water stem-side up…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

This was a process my students could handle easily. They have been pouring water, juice, and other all school year long all by themselves…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

The stem of the carrots should start to grow in about a week (see diagram below) if I actually did this right. We will soon see what happens!

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

Oh and by the way, you really can’t have too many carrots in preschool. We had carrots everywhere today and still plenty of room for us all!

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

Links to Grow On

A Day of Exploring Carrots by Teach Preschool

Spring Sensory Playtub with Carrots by Nurture Store

Writing, Painting, Printing with Carrots by Nurture Store

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A day of exploring carrots

“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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Exploring carrots and a carrot seed book blog linky

“The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss is a classic children’s book and I think I own about 5 copies of the book but when I went to look for a copy to read to my class, all I could find was the oldest copy on the shelf.  So Miss Abby and I took a few minutes to share with the children how to take care of really old books…

And then Miss Abby read this old favorite to the children. “The Carrot Seed” is about a little boy planting a seed  but no one believes it will grow. There are many meanings you can pull from a book like this and we talked briefly about how even though no one else believed the plant would grow – the little boy never gave up.  This kind of reminds me of my own planting experiences with the exception that most times, what I plant rarely ever grows but I don’t give up! I just keep on planting seeds anyway:)…

We read this book for a couple of days during circle time and did many different kinds of activities to extend the book into other content areas of our classroom.  For today’s blog hop, I thought I would share our handprint carrots we made. They are quite beautiful…

The children started by drawing around their hands and arms. We chose the word “carrot” as our new addition to the word wall and often times, we will illustrate our words from the wordwall through our art…

After tracing their hands in pencil, the children chose to retrace the pencil markings with permanent marker. I think all the children did this step but I can’t remember for sure…

Once the children finished tracing their hands and arm up to the elbow, they painted their tracings with orange and green paint…

The green paint was painted on the hand for the leaves of the carrot…

Then the children used the orange paint to paint the arm for the carrot…

Super simple handprint carrot but this process gave us another chance to review and print the word carrot and to extend our book into the art experience as well…

More about this book in my next post and in the linky below. If you are viewing this post by email – you will have to come to the blog to view the linky!

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Virtual Book Club for Kids “The Carrot Seed” Linky sponsored by Toddler Approved and Mommy and Me Book Club

Exploring carrots for healthy food week in preschool!

Through out this week, the children are exploring healthy foods. Today, the focus was on vegetables and one of the many activities was to make this simple carrot.

The children were each given a cut-out of a carrot and invited to brush glue on the carrot…

Add a few green construction paper leaves to the tip of the carrot…

And some orange tissue paper squares all over to make the carrots orange…

The best part of making this carrot was putting on lots and lots of glue!

There was definitely plenty of glue to hold those orange pieces of tissue paper!

Try a little peeling and cutting carrots too from Glue Sky!

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By | November 10th, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , , , |3 Comments