Scarecrow 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 printable activities that strengthen the following skills:

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

under the sea math and literacy activities


Items Included:

– Sorting Sea Creatures – Size Skills worksheet (1)
– Jumpin’ Jellyfish – Counting/Writing Numbers worksheet (1)
– Underwater Colors – Counting/Following Directions worksheet (1)
– Sizing Seahorses – Measuring Height worksheet (1)
– Got Fins? – Classification worksheet (1)
– Fishy Friends – Graphing worksheet (1)
– Ocean Animals – Beginning Sounds – worksheet (1)
– Under the Sea Rhyme with Me – Rhyming worksheet (1)
– Max’s Fish Store – Segmenting Syllables worksheet (1)
– Starfish Fun – Matching Upper and Lowercase Letters worksheet (1)
– What is Missing? – Visual Discrimination worksheet (1)
– Writing Prompt – “If I lived under the sea, I would..” worksheet (1)
– Under the Sea Word Wall/Writing Center Vocabulary Cards (color – 10)
– Under the Sea Word Wall/Writing Center Vocabulary Cards (b&w – 10)
– Fishy Alphabet Match-Up Puzzle Cards (color – 26, A-Z)
– Fishy Alphabet Match-Up Puzzle Cards (b&w – 26, A-Z)

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Bugs/Insects Math and Literacy Activities

bugs and insect math and literacy activities

We strive to make learning fun, and these adorable critters help us do just that. This Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy pack contains printable activities that practice the following skills:

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

MEASURING CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

bugs and insect math and literacy activities

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. Children will work to see how many cubes long the bugs are. Discuss which are shorter and which are longer, and which bugs are the same length. So many learning concepts here! Print these out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use.


bugs and insect math and literacy activities

NUMBER MATCH-UP PUZZLES (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

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.

RHYMING CARDS (COLOR 6/B&W 6)

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


WORKSHEETS (11)

bugs and insects math and literacy activities

With these fun worksheets, pre-kers and kinders will identify and match letters, classify and pattern bugs, segment syllables, use their visual discrimination skills to determine which insects are missing, and so, so much more!

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