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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Bugs/Insects Math and Literacy Activities

Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy Activities

Let’s get buzzy and have some fun with with this Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy pack. It contains 17 worksheets and 6 learning center activities that are sure to engage your learners while strengthening the following skills:

– Patterning
– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Set recognition
– Seriation
– Measurement
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Number ordinal concepts
– Graphing
– Classification
– Number formation
– Concept of more/less/same
– Visual discrimination
– Association
– Beginning letter sounds
– Uppercase letter recognition
– ABC Order
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions

MEASURING CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

These measuring cards make for a fantastic measurement (non-standard) learning tool. We use Unifix Cubes, but any small manipulative such as pom poms, vase gems or mini erasers will work.

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Children will work to see how many cubes long the bugs and insects are. Students may use the included Bugs and Insects Measure and Record worksheet to record their measurements. Discuss which are shorter and which are longer, and which are the same length. So many learning concepts here! Print these out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use.


Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

The included worm and snail measuring cards are optional. While the snail and worm are neither bugs nor insects, they ARE “creepy crawlers”, and these cards have proved to be a hit with children. If you decide to use the snail and worm, be sure to explain why they are not bugs or insects. Please know that these two cards are not featured on the Bugs and Insects Measure and Record worksheet.

BUILD A BUG PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Supply students with playdough, googly eyes, foam hearts, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, and cut pieces of straws and pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks. Students will choose a card and build a bug using the “recipe”. The hearts can be used as wings, and the straws and pipe cleaners as legs and antennae. OR the items may be used any way the children see fit. 🙂

NUMBER MATCH-UP PUZZLES (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the cards in half and have learners match the quantity of bugs/insects to their corresponding numeral.

BUG OUT! LETTER SPIN & COVER GAME SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4) AND SPINNER (COLOR 1/B&W 1)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). 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!

RHYMING CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Children will say the name of each picture and find and cover its rhyming partner. Supply plastic bugs, mini erasers or another small manipulative for children to use as markers. Clothespins may also me used. Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use).


BUGS IN A JAR SYLLABLE COUNT & CLAP GAME CARDS (COLOR 3/B&W 3) AND SYLLABLE PICTURE CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)

Bugs & Insects Math and Literacy

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut out the jar cards along with the syllable cards. Students will say the picture (bug) name and clap and count each word part. Learners will then place the picture card on the appropriate jar labeled with the amount of syllables. This activity, along with the Critter Clap & Count worksheet (included in this packet), makes for a ton of syllable fun.

WORKSHEETS (17)

With these fun worksheets learners will identify and match letters, classify, pattern, segment syllables, and so, so much more!

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