Today we had some fun with scarecrows. We had a snack and made a few crafts.
- Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
Scarecorws have been around since the time of ancient Egypt
In some cultures people were sent into the fields to keep away the birds.
Native Americans would send children or the elder with noise makers to take turns keeping the birds away.
People rely on a good harvest to eat during the winter, human and stuffed scarecrows help them have one.
I found this fun Roll-n-Color Scarecrow game for the boys to play. They roll the dice and then color the part of the scarecrow that they rolled.
Paper Bag Scarecrow
- Fill paper bag with crumpled newspaper.
- Tie the bag closed with yarn. Fold over remainder of bag and cut into strips.
- Draw an outline of a hat on your paper and then cut it out.
- Cut paper into 1 inch strips for hair and glue them to the back of the hat coming out of the front.
- Cut a strip of paper for the trim on the hat and glue on.
- Use marker to draw the face, glue on buttons for the eyes.
J decided to make his a pirate scarecrow!
I found this Autumn Maze for J to help the scarecrow find the sunflower.
- Sugar Cookies
- Pull-N-Peel Licorice
- Candy Corn
- Chocolate Chips
- Sucker Sticks
- Chow Mein Noodles
- Waffer Cookies
- Carefully slide the stick up into the side of the cookie.
- Add frosting to the top of the cookie.
- Add Waffer Cookie across the top for a hat and then break one in half and add it to the top of the first one for the hat. Use the frosting as glue. Add pull-n-peel licorice line across the hat.
- Add chow mein noodles for hair coming out of each side of the hat.
- Add chocolate chip eyes.
- Add candy corn nose.
- Add pull-n-peel mouth.
Fall Fun Unit Study