If you’re planning to read Creepy Carrots to your students this year, you’ll want to check out this activity for retelling the story!
For this activity, you will need a copy of the book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. If you aren’t familiar with the story, here’s the scoop:
Jasper Rabbit loves carrots. And he can take the fattest, crispiest carrots from the Crackenhopper Field anytime he wants. That is, until they start following him home…
Creepy Carrots Craft
After printing out all of the templates on the suggested colors, have your students cut out the pieces they will need.
Glue the eyes above the mouth and the stem behind the top of the carrot. There are three options for the eyes to give the carrots different expressions. If your students want to add more details, they can cut out black rectangles for eyebrows and white squares for teeth.
Now it’s time to make a little garden pocket for your carrots. Take a piece of brown construction paper or cardstock and fold it in half hamburger style. Staple (or tape) the sides so the opening is at the top. Glue the Creepy Carrots title onto the front of the pocket. Insert the carrots into the pocket so the stems are sticking out the top.
After reading the story and practicing the retell orally several times, students are ready to put their retell in writing. As students pull out each carrot, they can write each part of the retell on the back of the carrot. Then students can partner up and practice retelling the story using their carrot craft!
There are also templates for retelling using a Beginning-Middle-End format as well as graphic organizers that are perfect for practicing the retell whole group before beginning the craft.
All of these resources can be found in this FREE mini book companion.
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Michael Boulos says
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Amanda Wheeler says
Do you happen to have what you put on the back of each carrot? I see Jasper Rabbit but was wondering about the others.
Storie Belden says
There are several things students could write on the back of the carrots. Here’s one example:
S – Jasper Rabbit
W – Wanted to eat the fattest, crispiest carrots from Crackenhopper Field.
B – But the carrots started following him everywhere.
S – So Jasper built a fence around the carrot patch to keep the carrots in.
T – Then the carrots celebrated because they knew Jasper would never get to them again.
I hope this helps!