I recently had a question about my Creepy Carrots Center I had during our school’s reading celebration. Since I missed the boat on a mock Caldecott, I used March’s Reading Celebration as a chance to read some of the Caldecott winners, like Creepy Carrots, Extra Yarn, and This is Not My Hat. Needless to say, the kids LOVED these titles.
I saw a Creepy Carrots inspired poster created by some of Mrs. Crook’s students at WES Media Center and knew my students would love making creepy carrots for our library. I went through the orange and green paper scraps we had in the teacher’s room and made the orange paper into a variety of carrot shapes. I put out the orange carrots, green scraps, markers, glue sticks, and kid scissors and let the kids go to town. They could tape their carrots anywhere in the library and the library is now covered with carrots.
I was semi-concerned about some little kids being creeped out by the “creepy carrots creeping EVERYWHERE” but kindergarten actually begged me to read them the book after seeing the other creepy carrots.
Some 4th graders also drew creepy carrots in Drawing Pad on the iPads:
Have you done any fun Creepy Carrots activities with your students?