Thursday, May 5, 2011

Planting Carrot Seeds

Since we've been reading all week about carrot seeds and carrots I thought it would be fun for the kids to plant their own carrots. At Walmart I bought potting soil, peat pots and carrot seeds. I let them decorate the pots with foam spring stickers. As it turns out, decorating the pots with stickers was probably not the greatest idea. As soon as we watered the seeds the stickers started coming loose. And of course they will only get looser and come off with time. But it was fun anyway.

After decorating the pots we put in the potting soil.

I didn't get any pictures of the actual planting because the kids kept me to busy take any. But I did manage a few of watering the seeds. Our watering can is any empty plastic spice container.

We then took our pots outside and put them in a somewhat protected place so that they could get plenty of sunlight. We talked a lot about what the seeds need - soil, water, and sunlight. They were happy that they knew (from Curious George: The Perfect Carrot) exactly what the seeds need to grow.


  1. Looks like lots of fun!! We are doing some planting this week too! I cannot wait!


  2. It looks like they had a great time! I have some seeds that haven't made it into pots yet. thanks for the reminder!

  3. That would be a lot of fun to do with the book The Carrot Seed. There's something quite appealing about dirt when are little. :)

  4. Isn't it great - those shows that kids love, and they sneak in some learning! :) I LOVE your idea for the watering can!! Great reuse of a spice bottle!


  5. Such a cute idea! This would make a great playdate project :)

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  7. A wonderful way to round up lots of reading and learning about carrots! We have planted some this year too. Hadn't thought of putting them in pots - that way they can have more "ownership" over their carrot! Fabulous all round!

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  8. What a great activity! Cute pictures, too =)

  9. Looks like a lot of fun!
    We need to do this!

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  12. Hi Rose! It'a lovely to see you at the Play Academy. Thanks for linking up all these fabulous ideas. I especially love the carrot planting pictures. We've been doing some gardening too this week, and started a garden journal for the kids to keep a record of their growing.

  13. Excellent activity and opportunity to learn about plants and nature.

    Thanks for adding this to last week's High paw. Hope to see you again this week. :)

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