This fun scarecrow craft is very versatile. I've included "patches" for a variety of standards: Upper and lowercase letters, vowels, blends, beginning sounds, matching words with pictures, numbers 0-30, odd and even, shapes, colors, contractions, compound words, CVC words, and rhyming words. Choose whichever one you want to work on. Students make their scarecrow and then trim and glue on the appropriate patches. The 184-page jumbo packet, also includes worksheets, posters, pocket chart cards, and games too. The "craftivity portion" will be FREE for an entire year! After that, you can purchase it for only $5.95 in my TpT shop. Thanks much for stopping by.
I think if you include a simple and quick craft for students to make and attach to their writing prompt, they'll get more excited. I've included 24 scarecrow-themed writing prompts for them to choose from. As you can see by the photo, there are 2 ways to display children's work. Completed projects make an awesome bulletin board, or look sweet hanging back-to-back from the ceiling.
Make Patrick, the paper chain scarecrow and hang from the ceiling to review patterning, counting, subtraction etc. Make enough links in an ABAB or ABC color pattern, for however many days are in October. Tear off a link as each day passes. Via discussion, have students count how many days are left 'til your Halloween party, field trip to the pumpkin patch or whatever. A raffia bow adds that finishing touch. If you have time, have students make their own scarecrow in a variety of colors. Suspend from the ceiling or along a hallway wall for a lovely autumn display.
Students will enjoy creating this cute scarecrow-themed welcome fall banner, as they practice their writing skills. Glue writing prompts on the back. (There are 3 options.) Suspend completed projects from the ceiling.
Review a variety of 2D shapes with this quick, easy and fun paper plate scarecrow craft. There's a poem to glue on the back that helps practice rhyming words, as well as incorporating another genre for your students to learn about.
Reinforce lots of Common Core State Standards with this sweet easy-reader that incorporates the 5 senses. Students read, trace, write, add end punctuation, underline the adjectives and color the pictures.
I hope your kiddo's enjoy the games and activities that they can do with these scarecrow-themed alphabet cards. Includes a 3-page tip list, of what to do with the cards + sweet scarecrow "Kaboom!" cards to make alphabet games even more fun. This FREEBIE is part of my Jumbo Standard-Based Scarecrow packet. It's a whopping 184-pages long and is in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over. For your convenience, I've included a preview in the freebie.
This craftivity is a super-fun way for your kiddos to practice 2D shapes. For that finishing touch, I ran yellow paper through my scredder to make the "hay". "Socrates" will be FREE for an entire year (!) after which time he will be updated and become part of my whopping 63-page Scarecrow Shapes packet in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over. For your convenience, I've included a PREVIEW here.
Getting your students excited about writing, and WANTING to write, can be a bit difficult. I've found that if children have an interesting writing prompt to jump start their brains, they WILL be enthusiastic and get right down to business! Give them a choice of any of these six, fun-scarecrow writing prompts, perfect for Daily 5 or your writing block.