The Carrot Seed

My son is currently 23 months old.

I joined the April Virtual Book Club for Kids hosted by Toddler Approved. This April, we read The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss. I read & listen to it online from this youtube link. This is a simple book with a big message. I love the simple illustration, too bad I do not have it in my hands.

We need to do an activity with our children based on this book. So I’ve been thinking what is the age appropriate activity for my son ?

He is now in the mood of putting things in & out and stickers. So I made these 2 activities to adapt his interest.

Tissue Paper Carrots


I cut some orange tissue papers into stripes and gave it to him, with an example of how to crumple it. Well, actually he doesn’t need an example 🙂

We crumpled a lot of papers. Then I showed him to put the crumpled paper into a plastic bag which I already make into triangle shape (just need a little tape). He loves to put those papers into the bag. He first put them one by one, but then he grabbed some and put them together. After the bag is quite full, I tied it up, and gave my son the leaves to stick it on top of the remaining plastic. Oh so cute.

We managed to make 8 carrots. All done in 8 days :). When he lost his concentration in putting those papers in, he just eat them. So I stopped this activity and continue it tomorrow. That way, we make 1 per day.

This bright colored carrots stays next to his play dough, we play “plant the carrots” by covering it with the dough. And “harvest the carrots” by pulling them up.

Plant The Carrots

My son is also into stickers, so I made carrot stickers, following a tutorial from this video. Then I drew the garden & the little boy on a brown paper.

Next, I gave him the carrot stickers (image from FreeClipartNow), a wet towel and show him how to press the stickers on the wet towel then stick them on the garden.

And this is the result of our quick play.

It’s still wet from the water, sorry….

Wow, this is fun. I love to prepare an activity that is age appropriate, and also doing it together with my son. I will do it again!

I’m linking up with The Carrot Seed Virtual Book Club & Blog Hop