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“It won’t come up.”
If you remember being little, or if you are the youngest child in your family, you will relate to this book, The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss.
Father, mother, and big brother all tell little brother that his carrot seed won’t grow, but he doesn’t give up. The little boy knows his carrot will sprout, and it (eventually) does.
This classic book provides a springboard for many lessons: the letter C, the color orange, the color brown, how plants grow, and more. You will find these in The Carrot Seed lapbook.
The Carrot Seed Lapbook Printables
Carrot Sizes Trifold Book
Let your preschool student put the carrots in order based on size: small, medium, and large.
What Is Orange? Simple Fold
Let your student color the pumpkin, traffic cone, tiger, and orange. Look around the house for items that are orange. How many can she find?
What Is Brown? Simple Fold
The illustrator of The Carrot Seed uses brown in the illustrations. Let your student color the bread, chocolate, monkey, and log. Look around the house for things that are brown. How many can your student find?
C is for Carrot Cards and Pocket
Introduce or review the letter C. Color the items on the cards: car, cat, carrot, and cake. Discuss the letter C with your student and think of other words that begin with C.
What Plants Need Carrot Shape Fan
What do plants need to grow? Discuss the words on the carrot shapes. Color the carrots and let your student trace the words.
If your student is not ready to trace the words, you will find a second set of carrots to meet your needs.
Will It Come Up? Carrot Pull-tab Book
This mini-book is a fun reminder of the story of The Carrot Seed. Will the carrot come up? Yes!
If desired, use this mini-book as a springboard for discussion about being patient and waiting for things to happen.
Seed Growth Layer Book
Let The Carrot Seed inspire you to plant something!
Use the seed growth layer book to record your student’s observations of the seed he plants. Will it come up?
My Carrot Seeds Fingerplay
Paste the rhyme inside the book. Read and review the rhyme throughout the week. Have fun acting out the motions.
A carrot math page has also been provided. This isn’t really for your lapbook, but you could add it to an envelope. Can your student solve the problems?
How to Get Started
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the The Carrot Seed lapbook.
- Buy a copy of the book, The Carrot Seed, or grab one from your local library.
- Print the The Carrot Seed lapbook.
- Choose and prepare the lapbook mini-books you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of memory making learning with your preschool student.
Download Your The Carrot Seed Lapbook
Grab a copy of The Carrot Seed lapbook by clicking on the image below.
More Vegetable Themed Resources
Are you looking for more vegetable themed resources for your preschool student? You never know; learning about vegetables may help them to eat their veggies!
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert is a great book to learn more about vegetables.
You could add an additional activity to your study with this free set of vegetable pattern pages.
Muncha, Muncha, Muncha is another preschooler approved book. Mr. McGregor just can’t keep those pesky rabbits out of his garden. What will he do?