Happy Spring!

CarrotsSpring it here!  The weather is warmer and the first gardens of the year are being planted.  A common vegetable to plant in the spring is the carrot.  Kids love carrots, so this is the perfect opportunity to discuss planting, vegetables and healthy eating.

 

Carrot Soup written and illustrated by John Segal is an entertaining picture book about a rabbit and his hunt for his carrots.  Rabbit plants a variety of carrots each spring and the carrots have all disappeared.  Rabbit searches and searches and can't find his carrots.  He asks all of his friends and still can't find his carrots.  Rabbit doesn't know his friends have his carrots and are planning a surprise party with his favorite carrot soup.  As a bonus, Rabbit's favorite carrot soup recipe is included at the end of the book.

Enjoy the first days of spring with the following craft.

Materials

  • Crayons/Markers (brown and blue)
  • Construction paper (orange and green)
  • Two white paper plates
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Stapler (to be used by caring adult)

Instructions

  • Cut one paper plate in half and color one half brown
  • Color the full paper plate blue
  • Staple (Adult job) the half paper plate on top of the blue paper plate with the right sides facing out to make a pocket (as shown in picture)
  • Trace a carrot shape onto the orange construction paper X 3 and cut carrots out.
  • Cut several small strips of the green construction paper for the carrot tops.
  • Glue carrot tops to the back of the carrots
  • Slip carrots into the pocket of the paper plates

 

 

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