Monday, April 25, 2011

Carrot week- so many fun things to do with carrots

My 5, 3,and 1 year old had a blast this week all about our favorite orange veggie.

Monday- we read the Book Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming it's a great story about a man who wants to have a backyard garden and the rabbits keep eating his veggies so he keep building different walls and fences to keep the pesky rabbits out. After we read the story we built our own garden walls using legos. As they were building I wound up a furry wind up bunny toy and they had to try to build it high enough before the bunny got to their garden. They had a blast!

My 5 year old's garden and wall around it.

My 3 year old's wall with the wind up bunny heading right for the good stuff!

At lunch time we cut the top off of a carrot and put the carrot top in water to try and grow leaves on the top again (fingers crossed)then I let them take turns pealing whole carrots when they decided they wanted to keep the skin on and eat the carrots like bunnies. they ate like 2 whole carrots a piece! YaY!

Other carrot projects we worked on the rest of the week
1. We cut up orange strips of paper and made pretend carrot soup.
2. We made our favorite super moist and delicious carrot bread.
3. We talked about different vegetables and cut some out of magazines then we used brown paper bag crumpled it then spread it out them painted over the entire paper with brown and black swirled paint (this was the dirt) then we pasted the vegetables we cut out and made our own paper vegetable garden.

For an art project we studied Degas and used oil pastels to make our own Degas works of art. My 2 older kids did a picture of a tree the 2 littles didn't care to make pictures. My 5 year old later made many pictures of ballerinas just like Degas did,

1 comment:

sunnymama said...

The book you read sounds fun and I love the lego garden walls and bunnies game! Thanks so much for sharing this with the Spring Carnival. :)