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Build A Scarecrow

Build A Scarecrow

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.

Preschool Lesson Plan Build A Scarecrow
I was particularly excited about this theme for a few reasons.
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:

I think this was a pretty fun and hands on way to teach body parts and to make memories with my kids.

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For More Scarecrow Learning Activities for Kids from the ‪#‎PlayfulPreschool‬ Team:

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Alphabet Activity: Scarecrow Letter Patches by Growing Book by Book

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Build A Scarecrow by Learning 2 Walk

5 Little Scarecrows Poem and PowerPoint for #PlayfulPreschool by The Preschool Toolbox

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




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