The children’s book The Carrot Seed is a simple classic that teaches perseverance, and the method of planting a seed and helping it grow. This delightful story, which was first published in 1945, has never been out of print. The Ruth Krauss’ straightforward text and Crockett Johnson’s clean illustrations work to create a timeless, victorious, and fulfilling story for readers of any generation.
A small boy plants a carrot seed. Unfortunately, everyone in the boy’s family is certain the seed will not grow.
“I’m afraid it won’t come up,” they each say.
However, the boy remains self-assured in the carrot seed’s potential and his own ability to care for it. Eventually, he is able to harvest a carrot that measures the size of his faith.
Now your young learners can have a huge carrot of their own that they can be proud of. Simply provide each child with a carrot (pre-K children should cut out their own), and a sheet of orange construction paper. Have the children tear the paper into small pieces. Then encourage them to glue the scraps onto the carrot until most of the white paper is covered. To complete the project, they will glue green strips of paper for the carrot top.
– Green and orange construction paper
– Our triangle carrot template