Scarecrow Theme





Books

Nothing At All - Denys Cazet
The Little Scarecrow Boy - Margaret Wise Brown
The Lonely Scarecrow - Tim Preston
The Scarecrow's Hat - Ken Brown
The Shy Scarecrow - Mary Packard



Songs, Poems, Stories, & Fingerplays

Scarecrows - sung to "Sing a Song of Sixpence"

We're the farmer's scarecrow
We scare the away the birds,
We keep the farmer's corn safe
without any words,
But when Halloween comes
We jump out of the ground
And we scare the boys and girls
when they come walking round.
Boo!

Did You Ever See a Scarecrow? - sung to "Did You ever See A Lassie?"

Did you ever see a scarecrow,
A scarecrow, a scarecrow?
Did you ever see a scarecrow,
That's filled with dry hay?
He's dressed all in old clothes;
He scares off the black crows.
Have you ever seen a scarecrow,
That's filled with dry hay?



Arts & Crafts

Scarecrow Lunch Bag Puppet

Materials:
small size lunch bags
medium size lunch bags
various colors of construction paper
tape
glue
newspaper

*Stuff a small lunch bag half full of paper.
*Twist and tape the bag shut. (This will be the head)
*Cut facial features from construction paper and glue on.
*Use the medium size lunch bag for the body. (Opening side down)
*Cut an x in each side of the med.size bag near the top.
*Roll a piece of brown paper into a tube.
*Slide the tube through the x openings for arms. (From 1 side through to the other) and secure with tape.
*Make a small cut in the bottom part of the med. size bag and push and glue the head into this.
*Make straw from thin strips of yellow construction paper for the hair. These strips should also be glued around the neck and out of the arm tube openings.
*Cut squares, circles and other shapes for the patches and glue to the body of the scarecrow.

Shape Scarecrow

Items you will need:
Precut squares, circles, rectangles
Pieces of straw or hay
Glue
Large sized paper.
Optional : Google Eyes (this just make them look fun)

What to do:
Give the children the opportunity to create their own scarecrows using all the items you provided.

Alteration of this would be to use a paper plate and make a scarecrow head using shapes only.



In The Kitchen

Scarecrow Cones

Items you will need:
Ice cream cone, vanilla ice cream, toasted coconut or shredded wheat, raisins and candy corn.

Top an ice cream cone with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add coconut or shredded wheat for the scarecrow's hair. Add raisins for eyes, candy corn for the nose and cut a raisin for the mouth.



Links

Fun With Scarecrows - Fun Pages For Kids
Necktie Scarecrow Craft - DLTK
Scarecrow Theme Unit - abcteach.com
Scarecrow, Scarecrow - Kinder Korner
Scarecrows - Mrs. Fischer's Kinder Themes



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