For this month’s Virtual Book Club we’re reading The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss. We came up with so many creative ways to explore this book. We’ve included activities from the kitchen, the garden, reading, math, science and playtime. There are so many ways to integrate this story for hours of fun!
Activities for The Carrot Seed
In the Garden
First we’re starting in the Garden. Do you want to grow carrots with your family? Here’s our post about How to Grow Carrots. We’ve created a Printable Carrot Pack that includes 14 pages of learning and discovering with your family.
In the Kitchen
We made orange playdough for our carrot activity. My 5 year old daughter and I found a playdough recipe online and then she wrote down the ingredients so we could find them in the kitchen. Once we gathered the ingredients she measured and mixed. We used a no cook playdough recipe so that she could be involved in most of the making of it. Truthfully it didn’t exactly work out so we ended up having to cook it anyway but at least she was able to mix everything together on her own and watch how Mommy problem solves to make something work. She really enjoyed the process of how to make playdough orange.
Reading, Writing & Science
Write the ingredients for Playdough
Retelling the Story
Lapbook Activities by Homeschool ShareMini Carrot Book
Carrot Fact Families
Counting by 2’s by Making Learning Fun
Playdough Carrot Fun
Carrot Sensory Box
Here's a fun song to go along with The Carrot Seed book! It will help to build their imagination by requiring them to imagine as they are "listening" to the story! ENJOY!
In Snapshots of Parenting with Purpose we shared this week the importance of Daddy& Storytime. Here’s a great example in a Video of a Daddy Reading The Carrot Seed . Take a moment to notice the language that they are building together, it’s so sweet!
If you would like to participate with us in the Virtual Book Club hosted by Toddler Approved and Mommy and Me Book Club for The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss please link up your activity below. We encourage you to stop by the other participates to see how the had fun with The Carrot Seed, you just might be inspired.
Resource of Books with Activities: Love Books