Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CARROT PLANTER: Garden Activity for Young Children

One of my first illustration assignments was for a book about gardening activities with children.  At that time, most books for children were illustrated with black and white art so I made pencil drawings.  Here is one of the activities meant for younger children.  It would work well with pre-school or kindergarten children.

Cut off the top 2 inches of a large carrot and hollow out the center.  Poke 2 holes in the carrot top and attach string as illustrated.  Have the children fill the hollowed center with moist soil and plant alfalfa or cress seeds.

Materials needed: Carrot, string, soil, alfalfa or cress seeds.

From Children’s Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents and Volunteers by Elizabeth Bremner and John Pusey, Illustrations by Caroline Arnold

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