Do you want to build a scarecrow?

I don’t think I have said it enough…I love the fall!  So many fun things to do.  Today we will build a scarecrow!  Do you want to build a scarecrow?  This free fall activity is free and fun and it will challenge a child’s fine motor and cutting skills.  It is super cute if you glue to a Popsicle stick – but cutting and pasting even on paper is adorable .  Regardless, this may also be a super difficult activity for little ones.  You may want to have them color and cut out some of the easier pieces or parts.   Definitely don’t frustrate the little ones!  Here is some help on how to teach a child how to hold scissors.  If you are looking for some good books to talk about scarecrows, there is The Little Old Lady who was not afraid of anything.  This is a great book that builds suspense and wonder and a bit of fright….  My kids love the book , though!  Another great book is  The Scarecrow’s Hat.    In The Scarecrow’s hat, A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way. Chicken really admires Scarecrow’s hat. Scarecrow would gladly trade his hat for a walking stick to rest his tired arms. Chicken doesn’t have a walking stick to trade —but she knows someone who does. Thus begins her quest to find items to trade among her farm friends, all to obtain a walking stick to swap for Scarecrow’s hat. But why does Chicken want an old straw hat? This is a captivating story that makes you want to keep turning the pages to see if Chicken is able to get Scarecrow’s hat.  

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Want more help with teaching a child to hold a scissors…. check out:
How to hold scissors: The friendly shark trick -Kids love learning this trick when trying to figure out how to hold scissors.

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31 Comments

  1. Hi Meeghan. I teach at a multi-level rural school (literally a one-room schoolhouse!). I will use this as a fall activity for art and the older kids can help the younger with the harder cutting. But I will also use it (maybe enlarged slightly, cut out and laminated) as part of a hangman set – rather than hanging a man, they can assemble a scarecrow! I was going to make one up myself, but you saved me HOURS! Thank you.

    1. Oh my, that is such an adorable idea! I am so glad you will put them to good use! I was hesitant to post because it is really a hard activity for kindergarten. At the same time, I was super excited because I thought it was fun and adorable. I am glad you found the perfect use for them!

  2. Love this! Thank you for sharing. I’m going to give each piece a number and when my preschooler’s roll a number they can get the piece that has the number they rolled.

  3. Hello, I love this activity, it is a great resource for my Dual Language class. Can you please resend the email? I haven’t received anything. Thank you so much!

    1. Hi there, Sorry for your trouble… We have had major issues with our server the past few days- it was not sending the freebies… I think I sent you this activity yesterday. If I did not, can you email me at [email protected] ? OR, you can also re-try to form, it should send you the freebie this time.. (and if not, you can email me too!). Darn computers! I am just glad it looks like the server problem is officially fixed. Thanks for your patience!

    1. Sorry for your trouble. Can you forward me the email with the link? I can help you. 🙂 Sometimes you have to copy/paste the link to get it to work. Sometimes still people have trouble w/ that step …but, if they forward to me, for some reason when I copy/paste it back to them, it works. If you don’t still have the email, let me know too…I want to make sure you get the scarecrow! [email protected]

      I will also re-ask for the download for you now…

    1. Hi there,
      I think you were looking for some free resources on my site but were having some trouble. I just entered your email so you should get the download.
      1) Check Spam – sometimes things go there.
      2) Subject is “Here is your free download” – there is a link inside. Sometimes that link is not hyperlinked…you may have to…
      3) copy/paste the hyperlink for the download. It should open or download into your download folder
      4) If you have trouble, write me at [email protected] (forward me the freebie email because I don’t know which freebie you wanted).

      Thanks! Have fun!
      Meeghan

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