I finished up rowing The Carrot Seed with Princess recently. It is such a fun book to do in the Spring with gardening and planting season here! Princess loved the book as well as doing all the fun activities with seeds and carrots.
(Please note: this post contains lessons from the FIAR manual AND activities that were added by me.)
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Crockett Johnson is a sweet little book about a young boy who plants a carrot seed and works hard to take care of it. Along the way, his family continues to tell him it will never grow, but he perseveres and a HUGE carrot ends up sprouting at the end of the book!
The lessons for this book are endless, from seeds and gardening, to working hard at something, learning about vegetables and nutrition. This was the very first “Five in a Row” book I ever did with Pop Star and Flash years ago and it has always been special to me. I had so much fun experiencing it with Princess because she absolutely loves doing school and loves every activity we do, which makes it enjoyable for both of us.
We used as many books as we could find to go along with The Carrot Seed about seeds, gardening and carrots:
We learned all about seeds and what they do. We talked about how different seeds take longer than others to sprout. We of course had to plant some carrot seeds!
We talked about how the boy worked so hard taking care of his seed, no matter what his family said and how sometimes we need to be that way in our own lives with different things. We looked at some verses in the bible about having faith like a grain of mustard seed and having patience.
We decided to end the study by making carrot cake cupcakes. Princess loves to help cook so she was all ready for this activity! We shredded the carrots in the food processor first and then mixed up the rest of the ingredients. We finished it with cream cheese frosting. They were SO delicious, they were gone really fast!
Princess’s carrots are really starting to grow now and she is anxious to see how they turn out!
We’re moving onto a fun study on the book, “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear” just in time for strawberry season and more fun with seeds and plants! It’s sure to be another yummy one!
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