Today my son and I did some carrot activities to go with the letter C.
The first thing we made was a carrot out of a lowercase letter C.
To make the carrot my son first cut small pieces of orange paper. This was great scissor practice for him.
Then, he glued the strips to a lowercase letter C (I reduced the C from here to 50%.)
Next, we cut out the C and glued it to a piece of yellow paper. Finally, my son used green paint to make the “tickly tops” of the carrots.
We also read the book The Carrot Seed By Ruth Krauss which is a great lesson in perseverance and not letting people talk you out of believing in yourself and what you hope to accomplish.
Yeah, I got that out of a super-short children’s book. 😉
I got the idea for this footprint carrot at Handprint and Footprint Art. I changed it up a little by tracing my son’s foot on an orange piece of construction paper and cutting it out.
On another piece of paper we placed his fingers, minus his thumb, that were covered in green paint. The fingers served as the top of the carrot. Then we glued his footprint below the painted fingers and drew a few lines on the footprint.
I thought it turned out cute, but I am a sucker for anything with kids handprints and footprints.
Of course, we also had to eat carrots for a snack because you can’t talk about carrots and not eat them. 🙂
I plan to wrap up our study of the letter C in a day or two so check back for more ideas later. Have a great rest of your day!
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