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Book-based crafts help kids engage in the stories they read. This Enormous Turnip craft pairs nicely with any version of the folktale you have on hand.
This is such a simple craft for kids to make! The free printable template makes it a breeze to get started. It pairs nicely with The Enormous Turnip, but it also works with any vegetable or garden-themed picture book you might be studying in your classroom.
The Enormous Turnip Craft
All you need to complete this craft is crayons, tissue paper, scissors, and glue. It’s so easy to make that it’s perfect for busy homeschool and classroom teachers like you!
What You’ll Need
• printer paper
What You’ll Do
Print the turnip craft template on white cardstock or printer paper. You could even print it on construction paper if you cut the paper to fit your printer.
Next, color the turnip top. Cut out the turnip and the leafy topper.
Cut various shades of purple, red, and white tissue paper into squares.
Starting at the top of the turnip with your darkest color, begin glueing the tissue paper squares. Be sure to layer the squares so that no white shows through.
I like to go from red to purple to white, but your kids can get creative if they’d prefer.
Once all the tissue paper squares are glued on, cut around the turnip shape to trip the tissue paper that’s hanging over the edges.
Now, glue the leafy top to the underside of the top of the turnip.
It’s all done! You can put it on display.
MORE Enormous Turnip STORIES
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Cinderella stories. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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The Enormous Turnip – Find out what happens when a very, very large turnip doesn’t want to be pulled out of the ground!
The Great Big Enormous Turnip – This is a story about a farmer who planted a turnip. The turnip grew so large that is took a “team” to harvest the turnip.
The Enormous Turnip – Retelling of a folk tale about a farmer who is ready to harvest his turnips and discovers that one of them has grown into the largest turnip he has ever seen.
Felt story boards allow kids an opportunity to sequence and/or retell their favorite stories. The Enormous Turnip felt board pieces are a great resource to have on hand when teaching this book.
Add some Enormous Turnip peg dolls to your small world or imaginative play area for some storytelling fun!