To go along with our theme of vegetables and gardening we read The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.
Our craft ~ painting mud over carrots. Messy but fun! The idea came from someone in our homeschool co-op.
What You’ll Need:
- Container of dirt (the kids sifted the dirt to remove any clumps of dirt, rocks, etc.)
- Carrots cut out of orange paper
- Carrot tops cut out of green paper
- Grey or light colored paper for background
- White Glue (2 spoonfuls)
What The Kids Will Do:
1. Glue carrots to paper
2. Add water to the dirt, making mud.
3. Sensory experience ~ Let the kids play in the mud. Encourage them to describe how the mud feels (icky, wet, cold, squishy). My kids wanted no part of this. The one time I wanted them to play in the mud, they said “No way, YUCK”!
4. Add the glue until the mud is the consistency of paint (ours was a little too thick.)
5. Using hands or a spoon, cover the carrots with mud.
6. Glue tops on carrots.