Baby or toddler clothes (button up shirt and overalls work best)
Paper lunch sack
Instructions: Draw a scarecrow face on the paper lunch sack. Then, stuff the sack with newspaper and tie off a little over half way down. Stuff the clothes with newspaper until the body is plump and stiff. Attach the sack head by pulling the bottom of the bag through one of the top button holes and fringing the bottom of the bag to make it look like straw. Add a hat. Scarecrow is now complete!!
Name that Scarecrow: Have children create a list of names for the scarecrow. Narrow the list down and have them vote on a name for the scarecrow.
Memory game: I am going on a trip to the cornfield...:
The game is played in alphabetical order.
First person will start the game by saying “I am going on trip to the cornfield and I am going to pack…” (something that stars with A) the next person repeats “I am going on trip to the cornfield and I am going to pack..."what the first person said then adds on something that begins with B.
This continues on taking turns with players until you reach the letter Z.
Read the Book:Barn Dance! By Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault and Illustrated by Ted Rand.
A wonderfully illustrated book about an inquisitive little boy that is unable to sleep. The little boy hears a sound in the cornfield that he decides to investigate and finds a fiddlin’ scarecrow hosting a hoedown in the barn.
Combine the following ingredients in a large bowl. • Bugles = cornucopia’s • Skittles = fall fruit harvest • Candy Corns = Indian Corn • Candy Corn Pumpkins = Pumpkins • Pretzel sticks = scarecrow pole • Various M&Ms = colors of autumn • Raisins = crows • Marshmallows = clouds
*If you have it on hand you could also add Fiber One cereal or dry chow mien noodles to represent straw from the scarecrow.
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