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Fall Math and Literacy Activities

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Hooray for fall fun! This Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities pack contains 11 worksheets, a 10 page counting book, and 8 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Number formation
– Subitizing/Set recognition
– Size skills
– Measurement (nonstandard)
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sounds
– Visual discrimination
– Story Sequencing
– Phonological awareness
– Following directions

Please note that the center activities in this packet are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

COUNTING APPLES MINI BOOK (1-10)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Children will cut out the pages of this book and have teachers/adults staple them together. Students can count and write the number of apples on each tree, and then color the pictures. Be sure to keep this activity developmentally appropriate. Some children may need help with cutting and may need you to write the numbers for them. Others may want to count and write their numbers before putting their own pages in numerical order.

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

FALL NUMBER TOWER COUNT AND STACK (COLOR 4 B&W 4)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Provide learners with Unifix Cubes or MathLink Cubes. Learners will build towers using a numbered group of cubes. Each tower should be placed on its corresponding numeral spot. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.

ALL THINGS FALL MEASURING CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Supply learners with Unifix Cubes or some other small manipulative to use as a measuring tool. Students will measure the length of the fall items. They may then use the Measure and Record worksheet to log their answers. Be sure to discuss which item are longer, shorter, or the same length.

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

RAKING LEAVES – SUBITIZING LINK UP 1-10 (COLOR 40 TASK CARDS/B&W 40 TASK CARDS)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Cut out the cards and use a hole punch to punch out the marked areas. Supply children with plastic learning links. Students will then link the corresponding number cards together.

NUMBER SEQUENCING CARDS/STICKS (COLOR 1-20/B&W 1-20)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Prompt children to place the cards in numerical order. You may also wish to present different groups of cards (e.g., 4,5,_,7,8) and have your preschoolers determine which number is missing. The cards are also a fun way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.).

Hot gluing the cards onto jumbo craft sticks makes this activity extra fun for little hands.

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

AUTUMN BINGO (COLOR 4 MATS & 25 DRAW CARDS)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Provide a small manipulative for children to use as bingo markers. Five in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) equals BINGO!

This activity is a great way for children to practice their visual discrimination skills.

APPLE ALPHABET CLIP CARDS (COLOR 26/A-Z B&W 26/A-Z)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Supply your little learners with clothespins and encourage them to clip each letter’s lowercase partner.

FALL STORY SEQUENCING (COLOR 3 SEQUENCING SHEETS & 12 SEQUENCING CARDS/B&W COLOR 3 SEQUENCING SHEETS & 12 SEQUENCING CARDS

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Three stories are included: Baking a Pumpkin Pie, Raking Leaves, and Making Applesauce. Using the sequencing sheets, learners will place the cards in order according to stage.

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

This activity is also a great way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.) The sheets and cards are color coded for easy use and storage.

SCARECROW LETTER SPIN & COVER (COLOR 1 SPINNER & 4 GAME SHEETS/B&W 1 SPINNER & 4 GAME SHEETS)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad). Provide vase gems, mini erasers, pom poms, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. Dot markers may be used for the black and white sheets. Young learners will spin, identify the letter, and cover it on their sheet. Continue until the sheet is completely covered. When using this activity in small group, children will take turns spinning. First player to cover his/her sheet wins. Trade cards and play again!

WORKSHEETS (11)

Fall Autumn Math and Literacy Activities

With worksheets, young learners will color a scarecrow by numbers, sequence numbered pumpkins, sort apples by size, work to recognize numbers 1-10, and determine the beginning sounds of some fun fall items. Plus, so much more!

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Scarecrow Craft and Circle Time Activity

scarecrow circle time activity

Every fall I like to do a theme on scarecrows. There are so many great books, songs, poems and art projects that can be utilized. My students especially enjoy making paper plate scarecrows and shape crows. They glue them onto jumbo craft sticks, and they’ve got the perfect hand props for our Sammy the Scarecrow circle time activity!

The children hold their props while I recite the action poem and demonstrate the appropriate motions. After reciting the poem a few times the children enthusiastically join in. If the children wish, they can take turns being scarecrows and crows.

SAMMY THE SCARECROW

Sammy the Scarecrow is my name
On the farm I’ve gained some fame

Standing high on a stick (raise scarecrows)
Scaring crows is my trick

When they fly and caw (move crows about)
I wave my arms of straw

Then I loudly shout
Hey you crows, GET OUT (children who are crows leave the circle)

I often repeat this activity throughout the fall months. It’s always a hit and it helps to strengthen listening, memory, and recall skills. It also develops phonemic awareness.

MATERIALS USED:

– Small paper plates
– Felt
– Construction Paper
– Buttons
– A variety of decorative items
– Crayons or markers
– Googly eyes
– Straw or raffia
– Feathers
– Jumbo craft sticks
– Scissors
– Glue
Our free scarecrow hat pattern
Our free shape crow pattern
Sammy the Scarecrow poem


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Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

Let’s dive into all things ocean! This Under the Sea Math and Literacy pack contains 12 worksheets and 6 learning center activities that practice the following skills:

* Classification
* Counting
* One-to-one correspondence
* Number recognition
* Number order
* Number formation
* Set recognition
* Measurement
* Graphing
* Seriation
* Letter formation
* Fine motor
* Beginning sound recognition
* Upper and lowercase letter recognition
* Language/dictation
* Self-expression
* Visual discrimination
* Following directions
* Phonological and phonemic awareness

FISHY ALPHABET MATCH UP PUZZLES (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

Print these out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use). Cut the cards in half. Prompt your young learners to match the upper and lowercase letters to complete the puzzles.

Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

SEA CREATURE VISUAL DISCRIMINATION TASK CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)

Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

Print cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers.

Learners will study the pictures on the cards and use their visual discrimination skills to determine which pictures are the same as or different from the featured images. Students will clip/mark the cards accordingly.

Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

UNDER THE SEA WORD WALL/VOCABULARY CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Place them on your word walls and in your writing centers for easy visibility and access. Encourage children to copy and sound out the words.

UNDER THE SEA SIZE COMPARISON TASK CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

Print this activity out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Present your learners with a task card and a set of item cards.

Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

Children will display their seriation skills by placing the items in order from smallest to largest. Be sure to discuss other words for large, medium, and small (big, huge, average, midsize, little, tiny, etc.)

FISHY NUMBER SEQUENCING PUZZLES (COLOR 2/B&W 2)

under the sea math and literacy activities

Print these out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use), and cut the puzzles into strips. Students will complete the puzzles by placing the pieces in numerical order.

UNDER THE SEA WORD ROLL & COVER SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)

under the sea math and literacy activities

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide seashells, mini erasers, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. For individual use, have the child roll the die, count the dots or recognize the “set” of dots, and find and cover the matching sets on the sheet. Repeat until all of the spaces are covered. In small group, give each child a sheet and have them take turns rolling the die. The first person to cover all of their sets wins. Trade cards and play again!

WORKSHEETS (B&W 12)

A writing prompt (“If I lived under the sea, I would…”) is included in the worksheet section of this pack. Children will continue the story. Older learners may want to copy and/or write their own words. Have younger learners dictate to you, and repeat each word slowly as they watch you write it out onto the sheet. Encourage all students to draw a picture of their story in the space provided.

Additionally, with these worksheets learners will count jellyfish, measure seahorses, segment syllables,identify beginning sounds of some ocean animals, and so much more!

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