This fun scarecrow craft is very versatile. I’ve included “patches” for a variety of standards: Upper
and lowercase letters, vowels, SC blend, beginning S sounds, numbers 0-30, odd and even, shapes, colors,
contractions, compound words, CVC words, and rhyming words.
There are all sorts of ways you can mix and match the patches. Norman & Nancy love numbers. I glued numbers 0-10 to Norman’s shirt, and the matching number word patches to his pants. For more practice, have students write the number words above or under the number patches and vice versa.
You can also make Even Steven and Odd Todd by gluing the numbers to the front and back, or on the top and bottom as I did in the photo.
There are lots of patches to pick from. Choose whichever standard you want to work on. Students make their scarecrow and then trim and glue on the appropriate patches. Viola, the vowel scarecrow is especially versatile, as she reinforces shapes, colors and vowels.
Your students’ hands are the scarecrow’s “gloves”. I ran yellow construction paper through a
shredder to make the “hair”. For more fine motor practice, cut yellow
rectangles with a paper cutter. Have students snip the bottom portion
and glue the “hay” to the back of the scarecrow’s pant legs, then
For extra practice, when everyone is done, play an “I Spy” game and give students a piece of candy corn
to use as a manipulative.
The following scarecrows are wonderful for vocabulary building and Daily 5 word work: Connie the contraction scarecrow, plus others for compound words, & CVC words starting with S.
Scarecrow Sam loves 3-letter words starting with S and Scott, likes words that begin with the SC blend. (I’ve included a list of 50)
Sophie likes simple words starting with S. I’ve included 31 picture patches plus several letter S noun posters to help you review.
Finally, Rodney is the rhyme time scarecrow. I’ve included a list of 56 words that rhyme with scare & a list of 274 that rhyme with crow. Except for U & X there is a rhyming word for each letter of the alphabet. I chose 1 of each and put 24 rhyming scare words on the shirt, and another 24 words on the pants that rhyme with crow.
Whew! That’s a whole lot of CCSS with one little scarecrow. I hope your kiddo’s enjoy them. 🙂