Alphabets Carrots

6 Jan
A sensory play involving alphabets learning and gardening at the same time.

A sensory play for the ‘Letter of the week – C’ involving alphabets learning and gardening at the same time.

Things required for 'Alphabets Carrots' activity are: Orange swimming noodle, knife, green ribbon, marker pen, wire or punch and pots.

Things required for ‘Alphabets Carrots’ activity are: Orange swimming noodle, knife, green ribbon, marker pen, wire or punch and pots.

 

This activity should ideally be prepared when your tot is sleeping. Firstly, cut 26 'carrots' from the noodle with the help of the knife.

This activity should ideally be prepared when your tot is sleeping. Firstly, cut 26 ‘carrots’ from the noodle with the help of the knife.

Then bend the wire into a 'U', cut the ribbon into approx 5" and thread it into the wire. After which, pierce the wire into the carrot and pull it out from the other side along with the ribbon. Then tied 2 knots to make it look like leaves on the carrots.

Then bend the wire into a ‘U’, cut the ribbon into approx 5″ and thread it into the wire. After which, pierce the wire into the carrot and pull it out from the other side along with the ribbon. Then tied 2 knots to make it look like leaves on the carrots.

Repeat the process for all of them.

Repeat the process for all of them.

Write 1 alphabet on each carrot to complete all 26 of them.

Write 1 alphabet on each carrot to complete all 26 of them.

Now plant them in your pots. You need not use all 26 of them at once. This activity can be repeated every 2 weeks or so with different alphabets.

Now plant them in your pots. You need not use all 26 of them at once. This activity can be repeated every 2 weeks or so with different alphabets.

 

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Then comes the best part, when your toddler/preschooler is ready to pluck the carrots.

Then comes the best part, when your toddler/preschooler is ready to pluck the carrots.

Talk to them about the different alphabets, the vegetable-carrot, its color, the number of carrots s/he plucked.

Talk to him/her about the different alphabets, the vegetable-carrot, its color, the number of carrots s/he plucked.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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