Each day our preschoolers draw a line beside their name on a clipboard, or write part or all of their name. This happens as they arrive each morning. On this table we display hints of what we will learn that day.
Getting ready for this activity:
Before starting our spring craft with carrots, we read “The Carrot Seed” and talked about how carrots grow in the ground. We then invited the preschoolers to grate carrots at our fine motor table. We cut them and served them with our snack.
What you will need for this carrot craft:
- Carrots, with their tops
- Orange tempera paint
- Orange construction paper, cut into carrot shapes
- Green construction paper, cut in rectangles to make the carrot tops. While a teacher could cut snips into these, we had our preschoolers do it prior to painting the carrots.
Preparing this craft:
- Cut the orange construction paper into carrot shapes.
- Pour the orange paint into containers and place the carrot tops on top.
Have the preschoolers dip the carrot tops into the paint and then press onto the orange paper.
Finishing this activity:
Add the green “fringed” paper to the top of the painted paper carrot.
Additions to this spring activity:
More spring gardening activities:
- Exploring Carrots for Healthy Food Week (Teach Preschool)
- Spring Theme Ideas (Pre-K Pages)
- Broccoli Painting (No Time for Flash Cards)
- 50+ Flower and Garden Activities for Kids (Fun a Day)
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