Using paper plates the children drew on a face. Then used a template of a hat and shirt to trace, cut out and decorate. Strips of yellow construction paper curled around a pencil made some hair/straw.


Children used die cut scrap booking paper, wallpaper and raffia to decorate their scarecrows. I think they turned out adorable!

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To make a reusable headband: Laminate sentence strips or long strips of paper. Attach a large piece of Velcro to the ends so the headband can be adjustable. Put a small piece of Velcro to the front center of the headband. With just a change of the cards on front the headbands can be used to retell any story.


After reading "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything" we reenacted the story on our felt board. We also enjoyed listening to the story on tape while reading along. Get your free pieces here.


Scarecrow Cones
Supplies:  Ice cream cone, vanilla frozen yogurt, shredded wheat or toasted coconut, raisins and candy corn.

Top an ice cream cone with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt.  Add shredded wheat or coconut for the scarecrow's hair.  Add raisins for eyes, candy corn
for the nose and cut a raisin for the mouth.  They look good enough to eat!

Submitted by Helen
I saw this in AC Moore but I couldn't find a project sheet on it for exacts but I thought it was cute.
Paintbrush Scarecrow
Small Paint Brush
2" wooden circle
popsicle stick
dried wheat
blue paint
flesh colored paint
black eyes, mouth

paint the paint brush handle and popsicle stick blue, and the circle flesh color this will be the scarecrows face.
When have children paint on eyes,nose and mouth. when that is completely dry glue face onto paint brush so that the bristle part is down, then glue on the popsicle stick on top of the head to look like the brim of a hat. Glue on dried wheat onto brim of the hat.
and hay on the side of the head for hair.

Sung To "Are You Sleeping"
I'm a Scarecrow, I'm a Scarecrow ( stand with arms out)
Standing in the corn, Standing in the Corn (continue)
Scare the crows away, Scare the crows away (Push arms out as if to scare the crows away)
That's my job, That's my job (arms out again)

I'm A Little Scarecrow
(Sung to the tune of "I'm A Little Teapot")

I'm A Little Scarecrow
Stuffed with hay
Here I stand in a field all day.
When I see the crows,
I like to shout,
"Hey! You crows, you better get out!"

Scarecrows (tune - Sing a Song of Sixpence)
We're the farmer's scarecrow
We scare the away the birds,
We keep the farmer's corn safe
without any words,
But when Halloween comes
We jump out of the ground
And we scare the boys and girls
when they come walking round.

Poem -
The Scarecrow
Scarecrow standing in the field
On a bright and sunny day,
Don't forget to do your job
Scare the hungry crows away!

When I do my scarecrow unit I also build in body part recognition as we build our scarecrow.   We also discuss why he can't stand up (has no spine so we need something to hang him on).  He has no bones so he is floppy.  Why good posture is important, etc.  Then you can comment "Johnny, you seem to be doing your scarecrow imitation" when they are flopping about, standing poorly, draped on a chair.

Talk about real "heroes" and what they do...your town's firefighters, policemen, teachers, doctors, nurses, parents,etc.

 Let the students vote on which hero they'd like to honor this year and then build a classroom scarecrow depicting their hero.  Ask the students to help you write a little story about what their scarecrow represents...helps people who are sick,helps children learn,etc.

Submitted by LeAnn
Sung to the tune of UP ON THE HOUSE TOP
Out in a field in a row of corn
Stands a scarecrow so forlorn
Crows at his head and crows at his feet
He's the saddest scarecrow you'll ever meet.
Oh no, no.
Can't scare the crows
Oh no, no
Can't scare the crows
Out in a field in a row of corn
Stands a scarecrow so forlorn.

Scarecrow Books
Sam the Scarecrow   Troll Book Company
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything  Williams, Linda
The Pumpkin Man Moffatt, Judith
The Scarebunny  Kunhardt, Dorothy
The Shy Scarecrow   Packard, Mary
Nothing At All  Cazet, Denys
The Lonely Scarecrow

Scarecrow Art Idea
Supply precut squares, circles, rectangles and pieces of straw or hay along with some glue and large sized paper.  Give the children the opportunity to create their own scarecrows...the designs you'll see are WONDERFUL.

Goes like this (tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star")
Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around
scarecrow scarecrow touch the ground.
Stand up tall and blink your eyes,
raise your arms up to the sky.
Clap your hands and tap your knees
turn around and stomp your feet.
Scarecrow, scarecrow touch your toes,
scarecrow, scarecrow tap your nose.
Swing your arms so very slow,
now real fast to scare the crows!
Touch your head jump up and down,
now sit down without a sound!

Submitted by Carol
Our fours have a great time making a scarecrow family.
I ask parents to let us borrow overalls, big and small, and shirts.
We tie off the sleeves of the shirts and the bottom of the pants and have the children stuff them with newspapers.  The heads are made of large circular pieces of burlap with felt for facial features.  These are also stuffed and of course we have a variety of straw hats.  A parent always donates two bales of straw (not hay, allergies!) and we stick a 2" diameter stick into the  bales with a cross bar tied to, it to tie one scarecrow to and have the other or others sit on the straw. We also add a basket of gourds and pumpkins.  This makes a very festive addition to a corner of our class for the fall season and the children have a ball helping to make it.

Funny Scarecrows
Got a field that needs guarding? Enlist the help of your youngsters as they participate in this fall poem. Ask your floppy friends to name a different body part to wiggle each time you recite the rhyme.
This funny, funny scarecrow
Guards the fields all day.
He (She) waves her (his) floppy, floppy [arms]
To scare the crows away!

(to the tune  of itsy bitsy spider)
The floppy, floppy scarecrow
Stands  in the field all day
His job  is  to scare  the birds away.
Up on a pole as high as he can be
And away fly those black crows,

Five Little Scarecrows  by the old barn door,
One went home and then there were four.
Four little scarecrows by the old oak tree
One went home  and then there were three
Three little scarecrows  with nothing to do,
One went home and then there were two.
Two little scarecrow  out in the sun,
One went  home and then there  was one.
One little  scarecrow  all alone  through the day,
He scared the crows  and they all flew away.
By Jean Warren

Submitted by Seritha
Materials Needed:
One Pair of Overalls and a Turtle-Neck Shirt (ask parents to donate child's old clothes)
A Hat (child size)
Socks (child size)
Skin Tone Fabric
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
T-Shirt Paint
Wiggly Eyes

 How To:
Tie rope around the bottom legs of overalls.  Place turtle-neck shirt inside overalls and glue to the inside of the overalls to stay in place.  Then, tie rope around the wrist area of the shirt.
Let the children crumple up the newspaper and stuff the overalls and turtle-neck with the newspaper.  Continue to stuff until full enough to look like a scarecrows body.
Crumple up more newspaper into a ball.  Cut the fabric into a large square and place the newspaper ball inside.  Wrap the newspaper ball with the fabric and tie up access with the rope.  (It will look like a sack once tied)  This will be the head.  Place the head inside the turtle-neck (the tied end will go inside the turtle-neck and the round ball shape will stick out of the turtle-neck to form the head)
Hot Glue the head to the shirt.  Stuff the socks and glue to the bottom of the overalls for feet.  Add straw to look as if stuffing is coming out of the scarecrow.  Glue the hat on the head and add more straw to look like hair.  Add wiggly eyes and paint on the face.
There you have it!! A "My Size Scarecrow!"
This is a very cute project. To make it even more eye catching.  Place your scarecrows outside your classroom door with hay stacks and gourds.  You can even make one with your old clothes and have it displayed with your children's scarecrows holding a poster board sign saying, "It's Fall Y'all!!"

Submitted by Sandi
Draw with me a scarecrow 4 and older
 Have the children place a piece of white paper vertically in front of them.They will be instructed to do as I do.
1)draw a cross in the center of your paper with a pencil.
2)now draw a circle on top of the cross.
3)draw rectangle arms off the cross.
4)now draw a shirt to connect the arms together .Across the bottom of the shirt make a wavy line.
5)now draw rectangle legs.
6)add features eyes nose mouth hay from arms and legs.
7)add a hat and patched to clothes.
8)add fall decorations .pumpkins,hay leaves etc.
9)children will now water color their scarecrow

Scarecrow, scarecrow,
How scary can you be?
You scared away the crows  (children have fun giving ideas)
But you can't scare me!
No, you can't scare me!

Submitted by Adana
Send a note home asking for donations of old clothing to make a scarecrow the same size as my kindergarten children.
I ask for old jeans, flannel shirt, 2 gloves, they do not have to match, old shoes or boots, and old hat.  The students
and I put the scarecrow together and stuff it with cotton batting.Add raffia under the hat for hair.  We have our own
size scarecrow to start off our thematic unit of scarecrows .I usually do this about the 2nd or 3rd week in October and
keep "him" out until 2nd week in November, adding pumpkins, squash, etc. to the display.

Scarecrow Song.
Submitted by Peg
It can be sung to the tune of 'Did You ever See A Lassie?"
Did you ever see a scarecrow,
A scarecrow, a scarecrow?
Did you ever see a scarecrow,
That's filled with dry hay?
He's dressed all in old clothes;
He scares off the black crows.
Have you ever seen a scarecrow,
That's filled with dry hay?

Submitted by Jean
Tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around
scarecrow scarecrow touch the ground.
Stand up tall and blink your eyes,
raise your arms up to the sky.
Clap your hands and tap your knees,
turn around and stomp your feet.
Scarecrow, scarecrow touch your toes,
scarecrow, scarecrow tap your nose.
Swing your arms so very slow,
now real fast to scare the crows!
Touch your head jump up and down,
now sit down without a sound!

Title: I'm a Little Scarecrow
(I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little scarecrow,
Raggedy and worn.
I wear a hat,
And a shirt that's torn.
When the crows come,
I wave and shout,
"Away from my garden ----
Get on out!"


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