It’s fall, y’all… a good time to be jumping into leaf piles and making scarecrows. It’s What to Read Wednesday, and I want to share some of my favorite scarecrow books and activities.
When I was a kid, every fall my mom always would send us out armed with rakes and trash bags to gather up the leaves that had fallen. Somehow we thought it was fun and not chores. (I’m not sure how she did that! I need to learn that trick!) After piling the trash bags into a weird little pile, we would dress the bags in some old clothes from my dad’s rag bag, and set the scarecrow on our front porch swing. We had a small Lhasa Poo dog who thought she was a German Shepherd, and she sat there and barked at the new visitor ALL DAY LONG!
It’s a memory of my early childhood that brings back fond memories of beautiful fall days, when the weather started changing and the leaves were falling to the ground. Reminds me of the giant leaf pile that we would rake up, just to ruin it by jumping into it. So many precious memories!
We’ve already done a What to Read for Fall, but this week’s theme is Scarecrows! So if scarecrows bring back memories for you, join me in reading a good book about scarecrows! Here are some of my faves.
- Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
- The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
- Scarecrow Pete by Mark Kimball Moulton
- The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown
- Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
- Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston
- The Scarecrow’s Dance by Jane Yolen
- The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
- Six Crows by Leo Lionni
- Barn Dance by Bill Martin Jr.
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (paperback) • Free Kindle Version (Add Audible Narration for $0.99)
- The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum (paperback) • Free Kindle Version (Add Audible Narration for $2.99)
Scarecrow Activities and Crafts:
- Free Fall / Scarecrow Lesson Plans from Little Log Cottage School – Looks like they had a great time learning about fall with this scarecrow themed lesson plan and printable!
- 12 Scarecrow Crafts for Kids to Make from Crafty Morning – This is a great round-up of cute crafts!
- Free Scarecrow Preschool Printable Pack from 1+1+1=1 – A sweet printable pack for tots!
- Scarecrow Wooden Spoon Craft from Our Little House in the Country – I am going to do this with my kids. So darling!
- Whooo is God? An Autumn Family Adventures: Scarecrows from Minivan Ministries – I love the way she uses scarecrows to help kids understand that we don’t have to fear, because God is in control!
- Scarecrow Printables from Activity Village – Coloring Pages, Crafts, Puzzles and more!
- Scarecrow Writing and Craftivity from KinderKay – A really cute scarecrow writing prompt activity.
- The Scarecrow’s Hat Free Printable from Teach with Laughter – Adorable book activities that help you teach inference and problem solving.
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