Happy Flannel Friday! Today I’m sharing one of our storytime favorite flannels from this year: crunchy carrots!
Six crunchy carrots growing in the ground,
Along came a bunny without a sound! (whisper)
She pulled on a top as hard as she could,
Out came a carrot! Mmm, it was good! (rub belly)
Repeat until none left
No crunchy carrots growing in the ground,
Along comes a farmer making quite a sound!
I ask the kids what the farmer says upon seeing all the carrots gone and they love groaning and shouting! Once a kiddo said “I’m going to kill you bunny!” so we talked a little bit about how bunnies need to eat, too. 😬
It’s amazing how adding just a little bit of variety adds SO MUCH opportunity for math talk and building math vocabulary! For example, we’ve talked about…
- How many carrots are there?
- Can you show me (number) with your fingers?
- How are these carrots the same?
- How are they different?
- Which carrot is the biggest? What kind of big is it?
- Which carrot is the widest?
- Which carrot is the longest?
- Which carrot is the shortest?
- How do you know?
- Which carrot should bunny eat if she is just a LITTLE hungry? Why?
- How many carrots should bunny eat if she is REALLY hungry? Why?
I like having six carrots because it breaks the monotony of five. If we only use flannels that count down from 5 or 10, we really do kids a mathematical disservice. Starting with different numbers (like 3 or 4 or 6) is a simple way to help kids develop deeper number sense!
I love this flannel as is, but at some point I want to add numbered garden markers to this set (so we can talk about which carrot is first, second, third)… and some different kinds of vegetables… and maybe a second bunny so they have to share the carrots… 💭
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3 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Crunchy Carrots”
I love this, Jessica! Thank you!
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Thank you Elaine! ❤️