Nature grounds us in the lovely. It’s tough out there right now with all the things that are going on. And running a classroom is no small feat in this environment.
But then there’s nature. Beautiful trees, crisp October breezes, pumpkin spice everything. Nature and the trees (and pumpkin spice) make us all feel better! And even if you and your students cannot go out and enjoy the October splendor, it’s something we can still roll around in mentally and enjoy. Nature heals, so we are offering this fun, October freebie for you and your kids. Perfect to fill in time at the end of a language arts lesson pack, or to soak up a few extra minutes of class time. It can be done in class or at home.
Print and Go – No-Prep!
Everything is ready to print and go! It’s no-prep! Here’s how it works:
Naturalist John Burroughs once said,
In October, a maple tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days, its presence helps to dispel the gloom.
The words in this quote have been scrambled, and your students will be challenged to solve the puzzle by arranging the words into the correct order, reconstructing the quote. Here’s the worksheet, with space below to work on:
It can also be projected and worked on in groups! Or, you can print out the little slips of torn “paper”, laminate them, and use them over and over as re-usable activity! We are also working on a drag-and-drop version — be sure to sign up for our free puzzle club when you download this activity, you will be the first to get the digital version for free!
An answer key is provided with the quote assembled. There’s also a biographical sketch included – so it’s an easy way to augment a lesson. You could even use it any time of the school year. And if you liked this, check out our freebie on Gratitude for the Thanksgiving season.
We hope you enjoy this freebie on nature!
–Eric and Friday from Puzzlemonster