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Scarecrow Preschool Activities, Games, and Lessons

Scarecrow activities and games for preschool and kindergarten

Scarecrow preschool and kindergarten activities, games, lessons, and worksheets. Corn and pumpkins ripen along with other crops and scarecrows watch the fields to keep away hungry crows. During fall and Thanksgiving give thanks for the bountiful harvest and feast with your family and friends. These occurrences and occasions are marked with fun activities, games, rhymes, rhythms, literacy practices, and festive snacks in this bountiful theme. So jump in and learn how to build a scarecrow, practice sight words with a Scarecrow Rebus Story, enjoy an ice cream cone horn of plenty, sort plant parts, flop around, sing songs and more!

Samples of our more than 80 scarecrow, corn, and crows activities, games, and printables available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Themes and Projects

 
In the Field
 
Corn and Popcorn Activities and Games
 
Foods from a Farm

Crafts

 
Corn with Husk
 
Tissue Paper Crow
 
Wooden Spoon Scarecrow

Activities and Lessons

 
Corn Is Maize Literacy Activity
 
How to Build a Scarecrow Sequencing Cards
 
A Little Scarecrow (Left and Right)

Math

 
Crows and Corn Counting by Tens
 
Out in the Field: Shapes
 
Corn Kernel 10 Frame Number Mats

Science and Exploration

 
Corn Is Maize Literacy Activity
 
On the Breakfast Table: Food and Food Source Matching
 
Science: Growing Corn Sequencing

Games

 
Scarecrow Concentration Game
 
Dress a Scarecrow Folder Game
 
Cornstalk Rhyming

Movement

 
Out in the Field: Shapes
 
Build a Scarecrow
 
Crows and Corn Counting by Tens Banner

Booklets and Other

 
How to Build a Scarecrow Storybook
 
A Little Scarecrow Storybook
 
Scarecrow Word Wall

Worksheets

 
Crows Counting
 
Corn Field Rhyming with "lake"
 
Scarecrow Pre-Writing
Free Preschool and Kindergarten Scarecrow Activities, Games, and Lessons

Scarecrows and harvest are a great theme to explore with your children during the fall and autumn season. Here are some lesson plan ideas:

In the Field (Working the field)
Scarecrows
Corn

Scarecrow Learning Center Ideas

Dramatic Play Area

Place different hats, flannel shirts, and pants inside the dramatic play area. Let children dress up as a scarecrow and stand on one leg. 

Small World Play Area

Provide some brown play dough, some wheat stalks, some small scarecrow puppets, and some black beans for crows. Let children create a field with a scarecrows. 

Fine Motor Skills

Provide some dried corn cobs and let children pretend to be crows picking and removing the corn kernels from the cob.

Scarecrow Preschool Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Scarecrows (Oral Language)

Discuss with children why they think a farmer puts scarecrows in their fields. Ask children to think of other ways the farmer could scare the crows away from the crop.

Scarecrow Clothing (Oral Language / Sorting)

Discuss with children the type of clothing scarecrows wear. Say the poem below together and pretend to wear the different clothes. Write the poem on sentence strips and place picture of the different clothes at the end. Read together:

Scarecrow Clothes
by Jolanda Garcia, KidsSoup Inc.
My scarecrow has a hat.

My scarecrow waves like that.
My scarecrow has a shirt.
My scarecrow has a skirt.
My scarecrow has pants.
My scarecrow loves the plants.

Let children follow the instructions to dress their scarecrow.

Follow Instructions scarecrow activity and game for preschool
Preschool Activities: 

 

Scarecrow and the Crow (Participate in a Game)

Choose one child to be the scarecrow standing on one leg in the middle of the circle. Play some music and let children pass a dried corn on the cob around the circle. When the music stops, the child with corn (crow) runs off with the corn around the circle. The scarecrow tries to catch him/her before he/she gets back to her/his seat. Choose another scarecrow. 

How to Build A Scarecrow (Sequencing)

Read the book How to Build a Scarecrow to children. Discuss the different steps and let children place the pictures in order. Make a scarecrow craft.

How to build a scarecrow sequencing activity and lesson
Preschool Activities: 

 

How to Build A Scarecrow (Gross Motor Skills and Movement)

Scarecrow, Scarecrow 
by Jolanda Garcia, KidsSoup Inc.

Scarecrow, Scarecrow, turn around 
Scarecrow, Scarecrow, look at the ground
Scarecrow, Scarecrow, raise your arms high
Scarecrow, Scarecrow, wink with one eye
Scarecrow, Scarecrow, bend your knees
Scarecrow, Scarecrow, flap in the breeze
Scarecrow, Scarecrow, wave and sway
Scarecrow, Scarecrow, keep those crows away

Corn and Crows Activities and Games

Corn activities, lessons, and games for preschool and kindergarten
Preschool Activities: 

 

Painting with Dried Corn Cobs (Fine Motor Skills)

Once corn is fully dried on the cob, allow children to use them to make corn cob prints.

Estimating Corn Kernels (Estimating and Counting)

Place some popcorn kernels in a small clear bowl. Let children estimate how many kernels are in the bowl. Write their answers on a piece of paper. Empty bowl and count kernels together. Compare the result with their number. 

Counting Corn Kernels (Number Sense, Counting)

Place a large amount of corn kernels in a small container. Use the crow cards to let children count 10 corn kernels and place on the boards. 

Counting Corn and Scarecrow preschool and kindergarten activity
Preschool Activities: 

 

Picking Corn Kernels (Fine Motor Skills)

Place popcorn or popcorn kennels in a small bowl. Let children use tweezers to pretend to be crows picking corn. Let them place the corn on the crow printout.

Cr for Crow (Beginning Sound)

Show children a picture of a crow. Write the word "crow" on the board and underline the letters "cr." Explain that the word "crow" begins with the /cr/ sound. The sound is made with the letters "c" and "r." Ask children if they know of any other words that begin with the same sound. Write the words on the board. 

Crow Beginning Sound activity and game for preschool
Preschool Activities: 

Scare the Crows Away (Large Motor Skills)

Print and place crow printables on the floor. Use five bean bags to toss on the crows to scare them away. Place the crows in order from largest to smallest.

Crows activities and games for preschool and kindergarten
Preschool Activities: 

 

Free Scarecrow and Crows Coloring Pages and Worksheets

fall coloring page
scarecrow coloring page
Crow coloring page
scarecrow writing prompt
 
Scarecrow and Fall Coloring Page
Happy Scarecrow Coloring Page

My Scarecrow scared a______away Writing Prompt

 

Scarecrow Chant
Original Author Unknown

Scarecrow, scarecrow,
How scary can you be?
You scared away the crows,
But you can't scare me!
No, you can't scare me!

More Scarecrow Rhymes and Songs:

Floppy Scarecrow
Original Author Unknown

The floppy, floppy scarecrow
Guards his field all day.
He waves his floppy, floppy arms
To scare the crows away.

The floppy, floppy scarecrow
Guards his field all day.
He waves his floppy, floppy legs
To scare the crows away.

The floppy, floppy scarecrow
Guards his field all day.
He waves his floppy, floppy head
To scare the crows away.

The floppy, floppy scarecrow
Guards his field all day.
He waves his floppy, floppy hands
To scare the crows away.

 

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