Recycled Carrots

Recycled Carrots lesson plan

  • 1.

    Combine language arts, a healthy snack, science, and graphic arts with Recycled Carrots. Start by reading The Carrot Seed. See carrots grow in a garden.

  • 2.

    Feel whole carrots. Use colorful words to describe their texture and smell.

  • 3.

    With a sharp knife, cut off the carrot tops. Put the knife away in a safe place. Demonstrate how to safely shave peelings from the carrots with a vegetable peeler. Supervise closely. Cut the peeled carrots sticks for snacks. Store the knife.

  • 4.

    Feel bumps and ridges, little roots, and green tops on carrots. Smell. Did you know that the orange part of a carrot is a root?

  • 5.

    An adult cuts off carrot tops. Place tops in a shallow dish of water. (After a few days, they will start to grow and can then be planted in soil.)

  • 6.

    Carefully peel the carrot on a paper towel. Set aside the peels to dry overnight. Wash the carrots. A grownup cuts them in strips. Enjoy your carrot snack. Yummy.

  • 7.

    The next day, describe what happened to the dried carrot peels. Compare size and color changes.

  • 8.

    On construction paper, arrange dried carrot peels (and other collage materials if you wish) in an interesting design. Attach with Crayola® School Glue to make a Recycled Carrots collage. Write your name and date with Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons.


  • Listening
  • Reading Pictures
  • Stories
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Healthy Habits
  • Physical: Senses
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Predicting Outcomes