Harvesting in the Carrot Patch

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Welcome to another week of awesomely themed playful preschool!

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This weeks theme is the harvest, be sure to check at the bottom of this post for all the links to more ideas on this theme from my fabulous blogging friends who are also a part of this group!

Although harvesting in the carrot patch is not as exciting as say pumpkins and apples. which we are seeing tons of because of the season, I thought this one was a rather fun activity and the kids passed almost an hour of play with it.

harvesting carrots

This activity was rather easy to set up and I made it on whim while the kids were in bath the one evening.

You will need orange pipe cleaners, green yarn and an egg carton to make the carrots as well as the patch they grow in. I grabbed a small shopping basket for harvesting and some paper for counting on.simple supplys

To make the carrots cut the pipe cleaner into 4 or 5 pieces as well as a small amount of yarn.

Fold the pipe cleaner piece in half and twist the yarn around. Pull tight and twist the pipe cleaner on itself to create a carrot and secure the yarn as leaves. Just like in the image below.
how to make a carrot

Poke a few holes in the underside of an egg carton for planting those carrots!

This is also great fine motor practice! carrot fine motor skills

Once you have an entire carrot patch it is time to have fun.the carrot patch

Harvest and plant the carrots.

Explain how the carrots are a root vegetable and that is why the orange bit is under the ground and the leaves above.Harvesting in the Carrot Patch

Add them to your harvest container.adding carrots to the basket

Lets add some math to this activity! How many carrots did you harvest?counting harvested carrots

Another reason for selecting carrots!

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  1. What a creative and fun idea! I am pinning this!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  2. What an awesome idea. The materials are easy to get (I think I have all of them right now). Cannot wait to try it with my preschooler. Thanky for sharing this wonderful way to learn thru play

  3. I love this activity. It is so clever to recycle an egg carton to make a carrot patch. We have these materials at home and I look forward to trying this with our preschoolers.

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