Preschool Scarecrows Crows and Corn Theme Activities
Below you can find tons of fun and engaging Preschool scarecrows crows and corn activities!
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Scarecrows Crows and Corn Theme
Free Scarecrows Crows and Corn Preschool Plan
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Add small twigs, hay and Fabric scraps to your art area this week. Kiddos can create play dough scarecrows or glue to create their own designs. Make "black" play dough or buy it here, and add black feathers to your Open Art Area to allow the Children to create crows.
*Paint with Corn Cobs
This week try painting with corn! This exploration is simple to set up, consider using decorative corn or corn that the children husk themselves.
Set out an invitation to build a Scarecrow
Set out fabric cut like shirts, pants, hats, patches, lunch sized paper bags, paper for stuffing, glue
and markers for drawing faces on the scarecrows
and markers for drawing faces on the scarecrows
5 Crows Song
Invite the preschooler to sing this fun song. 5 crows all shiny black, Sat on a scarecrow’s back, Eating some most delicious corn… yum, yum! The Scarecrow winked and shouted “Boo!” Scared one crow and away he flew. Now there are 4 black shiny crows, caw, caw! Repeat until there are no crows left. Print out pictures of crows to add to popsicle sticks to add props.
Paper Bag Scarecrow
Invite the child to create their own paper bag scarecrow with a brown paper bag, buttons, cut outs of nose, hat, and mouth, use hay for the hair. They will have so much fun building their own scarecrow.
More Art & Creativity Ideas
*Pretend to be Scarecrows and Crows
Dress up like a scarecrow, or a crow (black construction paper wings). If you are a scarecrow stand very still. When the crow approaches scare it away. If you are a crow pretend to fly and eat corn.
Build a Farm in Dramatic Play
To enhance your dramatic play unit, you can turn it into a farm and include the scarecrow to protect the crops from crows.
*Add Scarecrows and Crows
Add Crows, Scarecrows, and Small Corn to your Building Space this week.
*Build a Small World Play Corn Maze
Provide building materials for your students to create their own corn maze. Download a free copy of our pumpkin patch small world play set for corn maze props.
Small World Farm
Create a small world farm this week, be sure to add some miniature scarecrows!
See this full invitation on my blog post Small World Farm Chores Story Table
More Building & Small World Play Ideas
Scarecrow pattern block printable from Jessica's Corner of Cyberspace.
*Sorting Crows by Size
Practice size classification and sorting skills with this Sort Crows by Size activity from the Scarecrows, Crows, & Corn activity pack.
Practice Patterning Skills
Practice Patterning Skills with this set of patterning activities inside the Scarecrows, Crows, & Corn activity pack
*Graphing and Comparing Fall Objects
Practice graphing and comparing fall objects, including crows, inside the Fall Graphing and Comparing Numbers set
*Uppercase Lowercase Letter Puzzles
Add these Crow and Corn uppercase to lowercase matching puzzles to your language and literacy center this week! You can find these cards in the Scarecrows, Crows, and Corn activity pack.
Learn New Vocabulary
Teach preschoolers corn related vocabulary with fun hands-on activities!
Pair corn on the cob with tweezers, magnifying glasses, rulers and this Parts of Corn Labeling Page for vocabulary development.
Fall Word Wall Activities
Work on syllable recognition with this activity from the Fall Word Wall Activity Pack.
You'll also find a variety of word wall cards perfect for creating gross motor and literacy games all season long.
Scarecrow Rebus Story and Sequencing
Corn Letter Hunt
The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant and Lauren Stringer
*Six Crows by Leo Lionni
Corn by Gail Gibbons
Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt and Rob Dunlavey
*Investigate Corn: Purchase different types of corn for children to explore with magnifying glasses. Provide basic tools like magnifying glasses, tweezers, and safety glasses along with corn on the cob for children to investigate! Supporting labeling activity can be found in my Scarecrows, Crows, and Corn Activity Pack.
Explore crows: Since it's close to Halloween it's a great time to find pretend crows (Check out the Dollar Tree or your local craft store). Make sure to add books about crows to your science area as well.
Explore Scarecrows: Add Hay, Scraps of fabric and burlap to your Sensory Table.
*Dancing Kernels Science Experiment
This science exploration is perfect for this week! See more on my blog post for Dancing Kernels Science Experiment
Crow Themed Sensory Bin
Create a themed sensory bin featuring crows!
Filling ideas: black beans, dried popcorn, felt leaves, wooden acorns, mini pinecones, mini hay bales, fall confetti, and cros printed from the PKPF Scarecrows, Crows, & Corn Activity Pack.
More Science and Discovery Ideas
Shucking corn is a great workout for small hands.
Supporting labeling activity can be found in my Scarecrows, Crows, and Corn Activity Pack.
Scarecrow Turn Around Action Rhyme
*Free Scarecrow Turn Around Rhyme from Pre-K Printable Fun
Do you ever see scarecrows in your neighborhood? Go on a walk and see if you can spot some.
*Corn Kernel Sensory Bin
You will need kid tweezers and corn kernels for this invitation. You can provide them with a little cup to place the corn kernels in, demonstrate how to use the tweezers to pick upthe kernels. It may be difficult at first but this is excellent for building those fine motor muscles.
More from Around the Web
Corn Shucking from The Jenny Evolution
Flint Corn Tweezing Skills from Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds
*Scarecrow tag from Childhood 101
*Scarecrow Emotions Build a Face
Use this fun scarecrow activity to support emotional development.
To Play: Place emotion cards in a pile and spread out the face pieces on the table or floor. Have your preschooler try to locate the matching face piece and place it on the scarecrow emotion mat. Play continues until all emotions have been created.
See more about the Scarecrow Emotions Build a Face Activity
Pumpkin Patch or Farm Trip
Taking a field trip is the perfect opportunity to learn more about a scarecrow's big job on the farm.
Create a Big Scarecrow
Build or draw your own scarecrow. Talk about the different parts and work together to label the different parts of the scarecrow.
Take a walk around the neighborhood to look for crows, see how many you can spot and observe the type of places they tend to hang around.