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A Fall Search & Find Alphabet Craftivity

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The more you emmerse your kiddo's with letter activities, the more likely the light bulb of understanding will easily come on.  Although important, trace and write worksheets, can become tedious and boring after awhile. (skill-drill & kill) It's important to give little learners a variety of hands-on activities.

apple activities, pumpkin activities, leaf activities, football activities, alphabet activities, common core alphabet, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, upper and lowercase alphabet worksheets, upper and lowercase alphabet games, common core kindergarten, common core 1st grade, Daily 5 activities for fall, daily 5 activities,free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade,I try to think up ideas that involve some sort of crafty aspect.  Children LOVE these; they provide fine motor skill practice, and completed projects make great bulletin boards and wall displays, that help build a child's self-esteem.  I call today's quick and easy letter "craftivity" Search & Find. I strived to do at least one activity a month that recycled something, so using old newspapers to trace on, fit the bill and the results look terrific.  These are wonderful for a seasonal Daily 5 activity too!

apple activities, pumpkin activities, leaf activities, football activities, alphabet activities, common core alphabet, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, upper and lowercase alphabet worksheets, upper and lowercase alphabet games, common core kindergarten, common core 1st grade, Daily 5 activities for fall, daily 5 activities,free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade,Here's what to do:

  • Print off the fall-themed templates.
  • Cut out; trace onto an old file folder and then trim. 
  • Make several templates to expedite tracing by students.
  • Allow children to choose a shape and trace it on a page of the newspaper, that has plenty of writing on it. I try to include several standards when I design an activity, so I made a prediction page to practice some math skills. 
  • Students cut out their shape, and fill out the prediction part of the data on the matching worksheet. (Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.1)

apple activities, pumpkin activities, leaf activities, football activities, alphabet activities, common core alphabet, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, upper and lowercase alphabet worksheets, upper and lowercase alphabet games, common core kindergarten, common core 1st grade, Daily 5 activities for fall, daily 5 activities,free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade, Students find and circle the upper and lowercase letters that the shape starts with.  i.e. If a child chooses an apple, they will search for Aa’s. I tried to think up themed-shapes for fall, and added a football, to help excite the boys in your class.  To make this a bit more difficult for older students, have them search and circle all of the letters that are in the WORD and then tally or total, how many of each letter they found.  

apple activities, pumpkin activities, leaf activities, graphing activities,football activities, alphabet activities, common core alphabet, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, upper and lowercase alphabet worksheets, upper and lowercase alphabet games, common core kindergarten, common core 1st grade, Daily 5 activities for fall, daily 5 activities,free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade,When they are done, students color their newsprint craftivity, with a watercolor marker or highlighter, so that the newsprint still shows through.

Students glue their work to the matching worksheet and fill in the data. Older students can use the greater, less than, or equals symbol, to show THEIR answer, to the correct answer.

apple activities, pumpkin activities, leaf activities, graphing activities,football activities, alphabet activities, common core alphabet, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, upper and lowercase alphabet worksheets, upper and lowercase alphabet games, common core kindergarten, common core 1st grade, Daily 5 activities for fall, daily 5 activities,free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade,When everyone is done, you can graph how many of each beginning letter, that your class found, counting by 10’s.  Write each child’s amount on the board and show the addition, one step at a time, to get to a grand total.

Before graphing, have students predict which letter they think they will find the most of, and why. Click on the link to view/download the Search & Find Alphabet Craftivity packet. For more Alphabet FREEBIES, click on the link, to pop on over to that section of my site. Enjoy!

apple activities, pumpkin activities, leaf activities, football activities, alphabet activities, common core alphabet, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, upper and lowercase alphabet worksheets, upper and lowercase alphabet games, common core kindergarten, common core 1st grade, Daily 5 activities for fall, daily 5 activities,free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade,Thanks for visiting.  Feel free to PIN away.  To ensure that "pinners" return to THIS blog article, click on the green title at the top; it will turn black, now click on the "Pin it" button on my menu bar.  If you'd like to take a look at all of the creative-educational items I pin, click on the heart to the right of the blog. Hope you can pop back tomorrow, for my newest FREEBIES hot off the press!

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