This is Cindy from Kinderkay Love Those Kinders. I thought I would share with you a few scarecrow activities and projects.
We had some fun this week creating paper scarecrows and then writing about them. I am lucky at my school to be able to have a garden with a REAL scarecrow. I took my students out to the garden and using our senses we discussed what the scarecrow might see, hear, and smell.
Another fun scarecrow project that I like to do each Fall is a scarecrow directed drawing/painting activity. This is not my original idea. I found it a few years ago on Pinterest, but when I searched for the link, it had changed since I last pinned it. The site can be found HERE if you would like to do a search. The kids first sketched their scarecrow with its arm stretching out. We discussed how we were not drawing the WHOLE scarecrow; just PART of it. (Great for teaching PART and WHOLE). They sketched with pencil and used a black Sharpie to trace over their pencil lines. After tracing, they used watercolors to paint it. We let it dry and THEN, they carefully cut around the black lines on their scarecrow and glued it to blue background paper. They made paper crows and wrote one letter of their name on each crow with white crayon. They really turned out striking when they were complete!
This scarecrow literacy game is a fun way to count words in sentences. Even if kids cannot read the words, they can count them and that number is used to move around the board. Kids collect corn as they progress through the gameboard "field" and try to NOT let the crows take their corn!
I like to tie our Living/Non Living unit into our scarecrow unit. We did this fun Scarecrow Living and Non Living activity on our classroom bulletin board.
You can find a TON of scarecrow activities from Deanna Jump if you click the picture below. These scarecrows are ADORABLE!
Erin also has a close read resource for "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" which you can find by clicking the image below. I just started using this resource today and am so excited to try it out with my kinders!
Happy Fall to YOU ALL!