Make Patrick, the paper chain scarecrow and hang from
the ceiling to review patterning, counting, subtraction etc.
enough links in an ABAB or ABC color pattern, for however many days are
Tear off a link as each day passes.
Via discussion, have
students count how many days are left ’til your Halloween party,
field trip to the pumpkin patch or whatever. A raffia bow adds that
If you have time, have students make their own scarecrow in a variety of colors. Suspend from the ceiling or along a hallway wall for a lovely autumn display.