Giant Carrot Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- The Giant Carrot by Jan Peck
- roll of butcher paper
- large sheets of orange and green construction paper
- masking tape
- index cards (labeled first, second, etc.) 1 per student
- colored markers
Set Up and Prepare
Locate a wall space or hallway where you can hang life-size drawings of your students.This is a good opportunity to introduce the word "profile." Have a mirror on hand so that students can pay attention to how they're dressed. This should help them create detailed drawings.
Have students lay sideways on the paper, with arms outstretched to one side. Trace their outline and then have them fill it in, using the markers.
After students have cut out their profiles, tape the profiles to the wall so that their outstretched arms seem to be grasping the shoulders of the cutout in front of them.
Using the green and orange paper, students can create the top to an enormous carrot. The first paper cutout should appear to be grasping the carrot greens.
Next, tape the index cards to the appropriate profiles. Work with students to read them.
Use clay or Model Magic to create a three dimensional display.
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