You can’t have too many carrots!

You can’t have too many carrots unless you are the rabbit in the super sweet and funny picture book “Too Many Carrots” by Katy Hudson.

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

Too Many Carrots” by Katy Hudson is a book about a rabbit who has too many carrots and can’t fit them all in his house. He decides he needs to find a new home for him and his carrots. This book is about friendship, homes, spacial awareness, carrots, animals and the list could go on. It is a beautifully illustrated book with simple text and a great story to read aloud. I posed for the photo below so you could check out the cover of the book…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

After reading the book, I invited each of my students to “plant” a carrot top to see if a new stem would grow…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

The children started by pouring a tiny amount of water in the dish…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

Then simply set the upper part of the root of the carrot in the water stem-side up…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

This was a process my students could handle easily. They have been pouring water, juice, and other all school year long all by themselves…

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

The stem of the carrots should start to grow in about a week (see diagram below) if I actually did this right. We will soon see what happens!

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

Oh and by the way, you really can’t have too many carrots in preschool. We had carrots everywhere today and still plenty of room for us all!

You Can't Have Too Many Carrots by Teach Preschool

Links to Grow On

A Day of Exploring Carrots by Teach Preschool

Spring Sensory Playtub with Carrots by Nurture Store

Writing, Painting, Printing with Carrots by Nurture Store

By |2016-04-13T02:19:48+00:00April 13th, 2016|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

7 Comments

  1. [email protected] April 13, 2016 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Love, love, love the book The Carrot Seed!

  2. Norah Colvin April 14, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

    I’m sure the children enjoyed, and learned a lot from, planting their own carrot tops. I haven’t heard of “Too Many Carrots” before. It looks interesting. I’ll have to check it out. I was pleased to see you mentioned “The Carrot Seed”. I was about to suggest it to you when I saw it there.
    A lovely post. Thanks.

  3. Courtney April 14, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

    What kind of tray is that?

  4. Karen Beaton May 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Where do you get all your trays? The carrot tray looks like it once held muffins. Where to you get the white trays you used for yarn painting? And the giant white trays for circle time?
    Love your blog

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