Fall is in the air and this
year more than ever, I am seeing scarecrows
everywhere. I thought scarecrows would be a great
mini unit and wanted to share some of my ideas
with you. Welcome to Teaching Heart's Scarecrow
page. I hope you find something you can use with
Let's Start With A Bite To
Eat - Some Scarecrow Snacks
Super Easy and No
Baking Microwave Only!
1 box of Fiber One
2 cups of butterscotch chips
2 cups of white chocolate chips
Melt the chips
together in the microwave (about 2 min).
Stir until smooth.
Add the box of fiber one and stir.
Quickly place a large spoonful onto wax
paper or into muffin cups.
Let set for about an hour and you have
some yummy Haystacks to enjoy!!!
Add a Candy Corn
Pumpkin for more fun!
Decorate a Scarecrow
My Favorite Books For This Unit!
Adventures of Top Hat Crow - Such a
cute story about a crow who just wants to do what
he wants. The illustrations are adorable and the
story goes perfectly with a Scarecrow Unit. It is
written by a former teacher and as a result the
text tells a story as well as teaches a lesson. I
am always looking for books with crows as the
main character when discussing scarecrows with
students. This book is about a little crow who
really should have listened to his mommy and
daddy. When he doesnt listen he ends up in
a great deal of trouble. The story ends happily
but the crow learns that mommy and daddy make
rules for their children to keep their children
safe. Perfect read-aloud for PreK, Kindergarten,
and First Grade!
Amazon says, While a farmer tends his field
of wheat, six hungry crows watch and wait in a
nearby tree. When the wheat ripens, the farmer
builds a scarecrow to frighten them off, but
these ingenious crows are not so easily scared.
Bringing this original fable to life with
brilliant collages, Leo Lionni deftly draws
parallels between animal and human behavior that
children can readily appreciate. And once again
he shows us that compromise can work magic.
cutouts and place the following words onto the
Talk about the
words. Write them in sentences.
start of the story the little old lady runs into
a pair of shoes. What is unusual about these
shoes? Would you be scared if a pair of shoes was
pumpkin says, "Boo, Boo!" in the story
ask the students to tell you what they tink will
happen on the next page?
On the thirs
to last page the little old lady whispers
something to all the objects. What do you think
her idea was? What would be your idea?
On the next
page, the lady looks out the window. Before
turning the page ask the students to make
predictions on what she might see.
pumpkin's head shouted, "Boo, Boo!" the
little old lady ran off. Have children brainstorm
other situations that are made more frightening
with sounds. Then play the following Halloween
soundtrack and have children guess harmless ways
the sounds could of been made.
see the packet
below for more printables to match this story!
Items and Ideas In Teaching Heart's Falling For
Scarecrows PreK and Kindergarten Instant Packet
to Match There Was an Old Lady Who
Swallowed Some Leaves! You do know she
swallows all that stuff to make a
So this book is perfect for the scarecrow
There Was An Old Lady Who
Swallowed Some LeavesBaggie
There Was An Old Lady Who
Swallowed Some LeavesApron
There Was An Old Lady Who
Swallowed Some Leaves Dice Game
Scarecrow Mini Book
Scarecrow Coloring Page
Scarecrow Numbers Pocket Chart or Take to
Your Seat Center> Students match the
crows to the sentence. Crow Manipulatives
7.) Fall Day
Mini BookStudents color and
cut. Then place pictures on correct
The Little Old LAdy Who Was Not Afraid of
Anything is another great read for this
unit since at the end of the story all
the parts come together to form a
8.) The Little Old
Lady That Was Not Afraid of
AnythingBook Review Form.
9.) The Little Old
Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Pocket Chart Pieces.
10.) Pumpkin Whip In
A Cup Activity
11.) Fall Edition of
I Have Who Has for 12 students.
Say, Keep lowercase letter sounds game.
14.) The Scarecrows
Hat by Ken Brown
Story Props can be used in pocket chart.
Laminate and put magnets on them and
retell on cookie sheet. Match the props
to the words.
15.) Scarecrow Hat
Pocket Chart Activity-
Cut and laminate pieces for use in your
pocket chart. Students finish the
sentence by adding the picture to retell
the story. Also included is a cut and
paste sheet for independent review.
Emotions Pocket Chart Pieces. Students
the correct picture to given sentences.
Roll a Scarecrow Activit
Before allowing the
children to play with partners, I plan to
teach this to pre-k whole class by first
using a large dice. As a class I will
pick a student to roll the dice and we
will add to the scarecrow until we have
rolled our complete scarecrow head and
pumpkin. Then after they have gotten the
idea of how to play, they can then play
with a partner.
The first free
printable in the set is a little counting
book. Student traces the numbers in the
You will also find
props to make the five little scarecrows.
Arent they cute? I just laminated
them and hot glued them to a plastic
utensil. Now I have little puppets I can
use to retell the story with!
You will also find a
few more pages of goodies to use with the
Five Little Scarecrow Poems.
includes, Sacrecrows, Apples, Fall
With The Scarecrow's Hat!!!
By Ken Brown
a nice hat, said the
chicken to scarecrow. yes
it is Replied scarecrow.
But Id rather have a
walking stick. Ive been
standing here for years and my
arms are tired. Id love a
walking stick to lean on.
Id swap my had for a
walking stick any day.
didnt have a walking stick,
But she knew someone who
did But why does a chicken
want a scarecrows hat?
Print and Laminate. Cut out each
scarecrow box and place in a pocket
chart. Cut out each crow and place in a
jar next to your chart. The student must
place the number of scraecrows scared
next to the scarecrow. (k-1)
You can have your students complete this
sheet by reading it on their own (1-3) or
you may read it to your students and have
them follow your verbal instructions.
Color and Write
Student colors the scarecrow picture and
then writes a sentence or a paragraph
about the picture. (k-3)
I have a crow plush that
loves to land on students who are quiet
The students stand tall while the crow flies
around. He lands on the students and peck a
little at them.
He will often tell them that they taste like
sweet corn! My crow is seen below. He has a
button you push and it sounds very crow like when
Arts and Games (coming)
an idea that I saw at Mrs. Lee's
Kindergarten (it's filled with
super fun scarecrow themed ideas)!
Using the poem:
Five Shiny Crows
all shiny black, Sat on a scarecrow's back, Eating some most delicious corn ... yum
yum! Scarecrow winked and shouted
"Boo!" Scared one crow and away he flew, Now there are ____black shiny crows, caw
I created a craft
type coloring sheet. Print it front to
1.) Have the
students color the scarecrow.
2.) Cut the
3.) Fold the crows over so they are now
covering your scarecrow. Now you students
can act out the poem together.
students can read the poem and manipulate
the crows as they subtract a crow until
there are none!
crows all shiny black,
Sat on a scarecrows back,
Eating some most delicious corn yum yum!
Scarecrow winked and shouted Boo!
Scared one crow and away he flew,
Now there are black shiny crows, caw caw!
for crows (Black beads), Pumpkins, and leaves in
the fall sensory tub.
All you do is glue on the face parts and hair. I
used a coffer filter for the girls hat and
construction paper for the boys hat.
Stuff the brown lunch bag with paper and staple
shut. Aren't they a cute little couple?
EASY Paper Plate Scarecrow
a Popsicle stick and a paper plate. Then get a
few items to use as a hat, nose, and hay! Put it
altogether and you have a Scarecrow Paper Plate
Puppet! I put together the hair, cheeks, nose,
and eyes for the Pre-K class. They will cut the
hat, color the flower, color the eyes, add the
mouth When they are done it may look
something like this .
Free To Print from other
Over 15 goodies to print for your
Scarecrow standing in the field On
a bright and sunny day, Don't
forget to do your job. Scare the
hungry crows away!
Title: I'm a
(I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little scarecrow,
Raggedy and worn.
I wear a hat,
And a shirt that's torn.
When the crows come,
I wave and shout,
"Away from my garden ----
Get on out!"
How scary can you be?
You scared away the crows (children
have fun giving ideas)
But you can't scare me!
No, you can't scare me!
Scarecrows Five Stuffed Scarecrows in the corn
The first one said, "Go away,
The second one said, "I am very
The third one said, "I am standing
The fourth one said, "On my head I
wear a hat."
The fifth one said, By me feet runs a
cat." Five stuffed scarecrows in the corn
Moving left and right as the autumn wind
52 Week Preschool
Shares this cute
paper plate scarecrow.
Place on a table the different articles
of clothing and types of filling used to
create a scarecrow. Have the children
feel the raffia, crumpled newspaper, and
stuffing used to make a scarecrow. Ask
the children what noises if any does each
type of filling for the scarecrow make.
Ask how does each item feel. After this
discussion, have children help you make
your own scarecrow using the objects on
the table along with a hat for your
A Huge High Five to
Kim Koehler at email@example.com for sharing the
following glyphs pictures, and printables
Here is the
pic of the scarecrow glyph we do.
I use fabric scraps for the
patches and a cut up raffia bow
for the hay on the arms and legs.
I also will add the key too!
yellow= girl red= boy
diagonal= has gone on a hayride
straight= has not gone on a
buttons= I have carved a pumpkin
3 buttons= i have not carved a
I love spring 2= I love fall 3= i
love summer 4= I love winter
stitches=I am 8 9 stitches= I am
triangles= I like non fiction
books squares= I like fiction
triangle= I like chapter books
circle= I like picture books
It takes my
third graders usually two days to
complete it. I hot glue on the
straw and buttons for them. I
usually have them trace and cut
out the pieces on one day and
then glue them together on the