Welcome back to Playful Preschool. This week’s preschool lesson plan will be about Scarecrows. Just in case you are new to my blog, Playful Preschool is a group of preschool bloggers coming together to create fun and hands on activities for your preschoolers in the different subject areas. Let’s walk.
1) I am Jamaican and have NEVER seen a scarecrow in real life.
2) Because I am Jamaican I have never BUILT a scarecrow.
3) Last week’s activity was a failure and so I figured this week has to be better.
For this week’s activity I decided that it would be fun (especially for me) to build a scarecrow. I knew that for this preschool lesson plan I will have to find an alternative to hay because my husband is allergic and I would like to keep the scarecrow in the house for a few days.
Now what is a girl to do? I went straight for J’s (my preschooler) drawer and grabbed some of her old clothes to replace the hay. Next I grabbed a snowsuit from C’s drawer (J wanted a dress but with my VERY limited knowledge of scarecrow building, I figured it was safer to play it safe). For the head, we used a pumpkin that J had painted all on her own for Canadian Thanksgiving. I then grabbed the permanent marker and drew a face.
In order to attempt to create fingers, I added a pair of gloves to the scarecrow.
We then got to work trying to build our scarecrow. I will admit that I was a bit worried while doing this,I probably should have Google’d or Youtube’d “How To Build A Scarecrow” but in my mind it made sense and I was willing to go with that.
Well after our trial and error, we came up with this:
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Build A Scarecrow by Learning 2 Walk
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The Benefits of Creative Collage for Kids by Still Playing School
Exploring Scarecrows with Technology by Rainy Day Mum
Stick Puppet Scarecrows by Tiny Tots Adventures