Ideas for Extending the Story
Talk about why turnips are good to eat. Turnips are a good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, phosphor and vitamins A, B, C, E and K. Eating them can help you stay healthy and grow better.
Talk about the different animals in the story and about the kinds of sounds they make.
Hand out drawing sheets and ask the preschoolers to draw the story of the Giant Turnip or some of the characters from the story.
Cut a turnip in half and carve a shape on the flat of the turnip-half, dip it into color and stamp a design on a drawing paper.
Ask the preschoolers to mold turnips from play clay.
You can help the preschoolers plant some turnips and the kids can observe how they grow.
Cook some turnips for the preschoolers to eat.
For another fairy tale lesson for preschool, also see "Three Billy Goats Gruff Pre K Lesson Plan" on Bright Hub.