“Too Many Carrots,” Origami, Carrot Cookies, and Worksheets

Lesson Plans

Too Many Carrots is such a cute story about kindness all children love. Rabbit loves carrots and that’s a big problem! In this phenomenal bestseller, Rabbit loves carrots a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his cozy burrow. When his animal friends offer to help, they’re just asking for trouble, a lot of trouble! This charming and lovingly illustrated children’s book, by acclaimed author Katy Hudson shows how friendships get us over the rough spots in life, even if the going gets a little bumpy. Too Many Carrots makes a great gift.

After reading Too Many Carrots, we made origami carrots, carrot cookies, and printed worksheets from the book publisher.

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Make Carrot Cookies

You Will Need:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup finely shredded carrots (2 medium)
¾ cup raisins
¾ cup finely chopped walnuts

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt; beat until combined. Beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, the carrots, raisins, and walnuts just until combined.

2. Drop by slightly rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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