Spectacular Spuds

Part science project and part cute craft, potato sprout people are simply potatoes with toothpicks decorated like boots, hats and gloves poked inside! Once decorated, you can make the potatoes sprout by placing them in water. Learn how now! Instructions and template can be found at PBS Parents.


Get into the spirit of Culinary Month while also giving a nod to Ireland’s favorite root vegetable with these fun, potato-themed books!


Potato Joe by Keith Baker
Potato Joe leads the other spuds from the familiar nursery rhyme, “One Potato, Two Potato” in various activities, from a game of tic-tac-toe to a rodeo.

Little Sweet Potato by Amy Beth Bloom
When Little Sweet Potato gets knocked out of his garden patch, he is forced to search for a new home.

One Potato, Two Potato by Todd H. Doodler
See what happens when a lot of potatoes show up at Mr. Potato’s house for his birthday party.

Brave Potatoes by Toby Speed
Potatoes set off across the darkened fair grounds to enjoy the rides, but Hackemup the chef has other plans for them.

Two Old Potatoes and Me by John Coy
After a young girl finds two old potatoes at her father’s house, she and her dad plant and tend them to see if they will have new potatoes in September.


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