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Need another fun way to spend quality time with your child in 30 minutes or less? I’ve got another cool craft and learning project for you that involves planting a carrot garden for Spring! Enjoy.
- construction paper in orange, green and brown
- makers in orange, green and brown
- glue stick
How to Make:
Step 1.) Take the brown paper and fold it in half with one side being about 1 inch shorter than the other (as shown).
Step 2.) Place the orange construction paper inside the brown paper to estimate how tall you will want to make your carrots. Make them tall enough that they stick up about an inch and a half. You will need 5 carrots to fit across the brown construction paper “garden”.
Step 3.) Draw your carrots and cut them out.
Step 4.) Number the carrots 1 – 5.
Step 5.) Cut out tops for the carrots (as shown below). Then cut each one with a different number of cuts in the top so that there is one with one leaf, one with two, one with three and so on.
Step 6.) Mix up the carrots and the tops on the table top. Have children match the number of leaves to the number on the carrots.
Step 7.) Have kids glue the tops on once they are matched correctly.
Step 8.) “Plant” the carrots in the garden in number order 1 – 5.
Step 9.) Kids can mix the carrots up in the garden and then count the leaves to guess which number is on each carrot. Then they can pull the carrot from the garden to check their answer.
I just did this the other day with my daycare kids. It was super cute and they loved it! I also labeled them “Matthew’s Carrot Gardent”. Super cute!
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