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The Carrot Seed - Storytime Online

Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.

Michelle and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Tuesday, January 3 (today!), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime this month!

Enjoy a FREE copy of the book and more!

"The Carrot Seed" by Ruth Krauss

"When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won’t grow. But the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits. ."

to watch Miss Jill read the story for #HarperKids, publisher HarperCollins Children’s Books’ YouTube channel. Then, enjoy the activities. Everything is yours to keep!

Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of The Carrot Seed

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored carrots)

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument included)

  • carrot patch craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • gardening stickers

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included carrot handouts

Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)

Can you show me the orange carrot?

Orange carrot, orange carrot?

Can you show me the orange carrot?

And wave it in the air?

Yellow… purple… blue… brown

Hold It High – Choose one carrot from handouts

Hold your carrot high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your carrot below your chin

Now hold it way up high again

Hold your carrot against your nose

Now touch the carrot to your toes

Touch your carrot to the ground

Now wave that carrot all around!

Hold your carrot in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your carrot and jump up high!

Now let your carrot fly fly fly (throw it in the air)

SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments

Carrot by APPUSERIES (song + karaoke version)

Carrots Song With Actions by Pebbles live

Carrots! by Treehouse Direct

The Farmer Plants the Seeds by The Kiboomers

BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)

Rabbit in the Carrots

The rabbit in the carrots sits so still

(hold child still)

Will she pop up?

Yes, she will!

(bounce child up high!)

She hops to the left,

(lean to the left)

She hops to the right,

(lean to the right)

She hops all around

(bounce in a circle)

And then—

Pops out of sight!

(swing child down low)



See the carrots in the ground

(form a carrot with hands and point to the ground.)

I pull them up without a sound

(pull carrots out)

I wash and clean them up and down.

(scrub up and down with your palms of your hands)

I love to eat them all year round.

(Pretend to eat carrots)

Carrot Nose

A chubby little snowman

Had a carrot nose

(tap child’s nose)

Along came a bunny

(bounce a little faster like a bunny)

And what do you suppose?

That hungry little bunny

Looking for his lunch

Ate that little snowman’s nose

(Pretend to grab nose.)

Nibble nibble crunch!

(clap on crunch)

Three Little Carrots

Three little carrots.

Three little carrots.

(Hold up three fingers)

What can I make?

I’ll use one,

To make a carrot cake.

(Fold down one finger)

Two little carrots,

Just watch my carrot tricks.

I’ll chop one up,

To make some carrot sticks.

(Fold down second finger)

One little carrot,

Alone in the sink.

I’ll blend one,

To make a carrot drink.

(Fold down last finger)

Planting Time

(Tune: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)

Dig, dig, dig the earth

(pretend to dig)

Then you plant your seeds

(pretend to plant)

A gentle rain

(fingers flutter down)

The bright sunshine,

(arms circle overhead)

And carrots you will see!

(open arms wide)

The Good Food Song

(Tune: “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”)

Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O

And so I eat them happily, EE I EE I O

With a carrot, carrot here, and a carrot, carrot there

Here a carrot, there a carrot

Everywhere a carrot, carrot.

Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O.

What other vegetables??

Let us know what your little ones thought of The Carrot Seed! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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