Science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities are effective ways to create meaningful learning that challenges the mind and engages kids. Pair these STEM projects with the marvelous book Creepy Carrots, and you will instantly have a complete learning activity covering all different school subjects. Pairing these activities with reading enhances literacy and listening skills; all while providing a way to have kids 100% engaged in hands-on activities that keep them intrigued and propel learning.
1. Creepy Carrots on TikTok
@teachoutsidethebox Those Creepy Carrots aren’t going ANYWHERE! 🥕🥕🥕 My firsties had so much fun building polygon fences and creating their own fence designs this week, plus they got to enjoy a healthy snack! (One of my kids asked if I had any ranch 😆) This STEM challenge is found in our Creepy Carrots Storybook STEM pack, and there’s a differentiated version for upper grades too! Link in bio! 🔗 #teacher #teachersoftiktok #teachertok #stem #stemteacher #stemactivities #stemactivitiesforkids #halloweenactivitiesforkids ♬ The Munsters – TV Themes
Kids will stop Jasper Rabbit from escaping using actual carrots and toothpicks to make fences. This STEM challenge touches on a variety of math skills that students will enjoy after reading this fun book!
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2. Engineering Design Challenge
This project is good for older students. The challenge is to create a fence with specific parameters and materials. This fun activity will have students working hard to make their best version of a fence whilst following the given rules.
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3. STEM and Reading Comprehension
Get kids working through STEM and focusing on reading comprehension at the same time. The final day of this lesson set is an activity that gets kids working to build a fence for Jasper. A digital activity and a printed version are both available.
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4. Creepy Carrots Digital Activities
Included in this STEM resource is a literary-focused reading lesson that challenges students technologically. Students will work on this digital activity and complete a series of slides to share with their peers.
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5. Technology Cause and Effect
SeeSaw’s resource library has your students covered as they work through this book activity examining cause and effect. They will have to interact with videos, type and place text, and record themselves answering questions.
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6. Creepy Carrots Art
Unleash your students’ creative genius with this fun, hands-on activity. Students will paint, cut, and create their very own creepy carrots.
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7. Create a Stop-Motion Film
Your learners will become directors of their very own stop-motion films as they work to create a puppet using creepy carrots. This reading craftivity will come to life after completing the puppets and then photographing them and digitally stitching the photographs together.
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8. Illustrate Creepy Carrots
After reading the picture book Creepy Carrots, students respond to a writing prompt and illustrate the corresponding scene from the story. This genius lesson plan gives kids experience in writing, reading, art, and problem-solving!
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9. Directed Drawing
Use directed drawing as the art portion of STEAM to help kids with their spatial awareness. Kids will watch, listen, and follow the directions to draw their favorite Creepy Carrots characters.
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10. STEM Your Way
This worksheet will have your learners working to understand concepts of perimeter and other measuring activities. It’s great to incorporate into a math lesson after reading the book!
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11. Become a Ghost in Creepy Carrots
It IS easy being green (screened)!— Joe Merrill 👓 #interACTIVEclass (@MrMerrillsClass) October 17, 2018
✅ Read “Creepy Carrots”
✅ Trace ”Jasper’s” emotions 🐰
✅ Develop a Flow Map
✅ Green screen yourself as a ghost
✅ Explain / compare Jasper’s emotions throughout the story via @Flipgrid!@nearpod @ThinkingMaps @LPEPanthers @collierschools pic.twitter.com/NtAFZ0a7Vr
This incredibly high-tech STEM response activity for elementary teachers is a fun and exciting way to get students really engaged in the story. You will use a greenscreen and photograph your students having them add themselves to the top layer of a video.
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12. Creepy Carrots Digital Choice Board
Have students interact with these pre-made digital activities by utilizing this digital choice board. Technology really helps connect new generations of students with what they’re learning, so why not utilize it in reading? Kids can use these interactive activities to broaden their vocabulary, sort facts and opinions, and more!
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