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
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Invitation to Create Scarecrows and Crows
Add small twigs, hay and Fabric scraps to your art area this week. Kiddos can create play dough scarecrows or use glue, tape, and craft materials create their own designs. Make "black" play dough, and add black feathers to your open art area to allow preschoolers to make their own fall scarecrows.
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.
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/raffia for the hair. They will have so much fun building their own scarecrow.
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.
Pair the fun book Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan with our Free Rainbow Crow Pre-K Book Companion Set! Inside this set you will find this crow template and instructions for doing a crayon resist craft with your preschoolers.
Invite preschoolers to create their own crows using black construction paper, and black feathers. Add googly eyes and orange peeks. A simple yet fun craft for the fall season.
Visit our blog for more details on making this Crow Craft
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.
On large chart paper draw out corn stalks and add pictures of ears of corn added with painter's tape or add plastic corn with painter's tape. Give children baskets and have them harvest the corn.
Set up your dramatic play area as a kitchen and invite children to use corn to "make"
different meals for each other.
different meals for each other.
Scarecrow and Crow Small World Play
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
Leave out recyclable materials and challenge children to build a scarecrow using the materials. This activity is great for fostering creativity and it's a representation how farmers also make their own scarecrows.
Give children plastic corn and play dough and have them build different structures.
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*
Name Building Crown*
Customize this cute little scarecrow with your preschoolers name, then invite then to build their name on the band for some name building fun!
Included in the Editable Name Activities Pack.
Corn Letter Hunt*
Search for corn and add a "Corn Kernel" to the stalk when you find it, in this featured activity from our Scarecrow, Crows, and Corn Activity Pack.
Label a Scarecrow
Using sticky notes, have your students label the parts of a scarecrow.
Cornmeal Writing Tray
Create a Writing Tray using cornmeal.
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
Rainbow Crow Retold by: Nancy Van Laan
Free Crow Color Clip Cards*
Pair this free set of Crow Color Clip Cards found inside our Rainbow Crow Book Companion set. To compliment they story told by Nancy Van Laan.
Sorting Crows by Size*
Practice size classification and sorting skills with this Sort Crows by Size activity from the Scarecrows, Crows, & Corn activity pack.
While investigating corn on the cob measure it whole, then measure the cob and husk, then the kernels.
These supporting printables are included in our Scarecrows, Crows, and 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
Practice patterning with this fun fall patterning set that will be great all season long.
Use masking tape to create a fence, on your table or floor. Roll a die, and place the correct number of black pom pom or toy "Crows" on the fence. After 5 rolls add up all of the crows.
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.
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.
Fall Fine Motor Sorting
Fall Dough Mats* - Fine Motor
Corn Shucking-Fine Motor
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 - Gross Motor
This *Free Scarecrow Turn Around Rhyme from Pre-K Printable Fun is a fun way to get in some gross motor and literacy development!
Scarecrow Hunt - Gross Motor
Do you ever see scarecrows in your neighborhood? Go on a walk and see if you can spot some.
Corn Kernel Sensory Bin-Fine Motor
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.
Corn Maze Tracing-Fine Motor
Have your students or child practice tracing different lines to get to the end of a corn maze picture, our Scarecrows, Crows, and Corn activity pack includes 3 different mazes!
Play a Game of Scarecrow Tag
See directions for how to play Scarecrow tag from Childhood 101
Feed the Crow-Fine Motor
This activity is great for combining fine motor and math! Flip a card, identify the number then have students use tweezers to pick up a piece of your chosen manipulative and feed it to the crow .
Included in our Scarecrows, Crows & Corn Activity Pack
As the Crow Flies - Gross Motor
Have children pretend to be crows and fly around by flapping their wings. You can give them certain actions to do like "fly to the tree" "sit on the top of the slide" etc.
Corn Maze- Gross Motor
Draw a corn maze on the pavement using chalk or use hay bales to create a maze for children to navigate through
Corn Toss- Gross Motor
Have children toss plastic corn into large pots
Scarecrow Emotions Build a Face*
Use this fun Scarecrow Emotions Build a Face 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.
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.
Have a farmer come in and teach the children how planting, taking care of and harvesting corn.
Try a new corn dish
Pick a dish that includes corn and cook it together, or try it for lunch or snack!