One of the few veggies my kids will voluntarily eat is carrots (well, if you count my younger one sucking dip off them, that is), so I was excited when Toddler Approved announced their April book club selection was The Carrot Seed .
The Carrot Seed is a simple story about a little boy who plants a carrot seed. In spite of everyone telling him that the seed won't grow, he takes good care of his plant and is eventually rewarded with a great big carrot.
The obvious activity to do with this book is to plant carrot seeds and we will, as soon as I remember to buy some! In the meantime, we made some carrot treats. (I was inspired by the Santa Hat Bugles at Cookies & Cups.)
To make these you need-
- Orange candy melts (we actually mixed red and yellow because that's what we had)
- Green licorice
Melt your candy and dip the Bugles in. Choose ones that haven't been flattened and try not to let the chocolate get inside the Bugle. Let them set.
Tuck the licorice into the Bugle and there you have it!
Here's how far my 2 year old got:
I realize that I have this a little backward- I should be making healthy food look fun and not making fun food look healthy, but you have to have a treat every now and then...
Be sure to check out all the cute ideas (and link up your own) at Toddler Approved!
Linking to Bear Rabbit Bear, Link It Up Thursday, Happy Hour Projects, I Heart Nap Time