Quick & Easy Carrot Puppet Craft

Make this quick & easy Carrot Puppet craft for little kids! Use basic supplies that you already have around the house and create a fun vegetable puppet for your preschoolers and kindergartners to use in dramatic play. Don’t forget to add this activity when you’re planning your next farm food or nutrition preschool monthly theme.

collage of carrot puppet images with text: Carrot Puppet Farm Craft for Little KidsWe’re still hard at work on lots of fun Down on the Farm activities. This week, it’s all things Farm Food and today’s Carrot Puppet craft was for sure love at first sight for the little guy. It seriously turned into making even more paper carrots. Ha ha…

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

orange paper, green festoon, wiggle eyes, and craft stick on tray to make carrot puppetKeep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.

Through their daily routines, children interact with food every day. At a young age, children may think of food and eating only as something they desire throughout the day. As children get older, they can begin to learn more about their food and why it is important. When learning about farm food, children can have a deeper understanding of food and where it comes from. Teachers can help children understand food sources at higher levels by offering meaningful experiences such as planting real seeds and watching them grow or giving children real produce to explore. Children can also learn early on about nutrition, healthy choices, and kitchen safety, which is crucial to continued healthy habits. 

We for sure look forward to getting our preschool curriculum each and every month. And let’s just say that my little guy has a major interest in tractors and farming so this month was definitely much anticipated.

carrot shape cut out of orange cardstockCarrot Puppet Craft for Little Kids

What you’ll need

  • Jumbo Craft Stick
  • Paper
  • Festoon
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Tape and/or Glue
  • Markers

carrot shape with wiggle eyesHere’s how to do it

Discuss

  • Where do you think a carrot grows?

Make

  • Invite children to create a carrot puppet by cutting their own unique carrot shape out of orange paper and taping it to a craft stick.
  • Attach the festoon to the top of the carrot shape.

Play

  • Pretend to pull carrots out of the ground.
  • Invite the children to tell you a story about their carrots.

Observe

  • Did the children use the carrot puppet as a prop to act out a story?
  • What words or gestures did he or she use?

carrot shape with wiggle eyes and smile drawn with black markerWhen it was all said and done, we kinda ended up with a carrot puppet that reminds me of a jack ‘o lantern. Lol… Watching the little guy is always a good time!

It’s great that he’s old enough now to do these crafts & activities for the most part independently. Of course we still try to include baby girl as much as possible. Hopefully with the addition of the toddler curriculum next month, that will be a lot easier.

Yep! You heard that right! We have both Experience Toddler and the Experience Preschool curriculum kits to work through for November and the theme is Community Helpers so it should be a truly wonderful experience for both little kids! More about that later, though.

finished carrot puppet craftThe little guy cut out his carrot and then he used glue to add the wiggle eyes. He used a black marker to give the carrot puppet a mouth. After that, he taped it to the craft stick. Like I said, quick & easy. Talk about a great craft for little kids!

When he was finished with his carrot puppet, he decided to go get into my craft supplies and make another one using textured orange cardstock, green felt, and obviously wiggle eyes too. So fun!

As a homeschool mama, I seriously couldn’t ask for more! This preschool curriculum is nothing less than amazing and I absolutely can’t wait to try out the toddler curriculum as well!

collage of carrot puppet images with text: Carrot Puppet Farm Craft for PreschoolersDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Community Helpers theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

 

 

 

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