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common core scarecrows

 1-2-3 Come Make A Common Core Scarecrow With Me!

So much to do and so little time to cover it all.  Sound familiar?  It's a no wonder that teachers constantly complain that there's simply no time for any of the fun craftivities of yesteryear. 

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He's 17 scarecrows in one, so you can pick the standard(s) you want to practice.  Patches covers the following Common Core/Report Card Standards in a quick, easy and super fun way:

upper & lowercase letters, numbers 0-30, odd & even, skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 2D shapes, 11-colors, vowels, telling time to the hour and half hour, and words: SC blend, contractions, compound words, beginning Ss sound words, CVC words that begin with S, plus rhyming words!

Wow!  That's a whole lotta bang out of one little scarecrow craftivity, and completed projects make a wonderful fall bulletin board, or look sweet hanging back-to-back from the ceiling.

To make this extra special, fold a sheet of white construction paper, have students trace their hand and then cut once, to get two hand prints for their scarecrow's "gloves".  I ran yellow construction paper through a shredder to make the "hair". 

Run off the scarecrow's body templates on a variety of colors of construction paper.  Students trim and glue together. 

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 crumple.

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There's a blank head so children can draw their own scarecrow face, as well as a completed template for little ones to color.

 scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsStudents make their scarecrow and then trim and glue on the appropriate patches.  The vowel scarecrow is especially versatile, as it not only covers vowels, but shapes and colors too. 

vThe packet also includes shape and color cards, along with a variety of worksheets for more practice.

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This is a fun way to practice and review standards, as well as a quick and easy way to whole group assess, as you can see at a glance who is having difficulty. 

I've also included blank patches for you to fill in with whatever, plus ideas and templates to use the number, letter and shape scarecrows for matching games.

i.e. match the lowercase patches to the uppercase letters; match the number word patches to the numbers match the colorful patches to the color words, and/or match the shapes to the shape words.

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The following scarecrows are wonderful for vocabulary building and Daily 5 word work: Carl is the Compound words scarecrow; (Click on the link for a FREE alphabetical list of over 3,000 compound words.)

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Scott, is the SC blend scarecrow, with a list of 50 word cards as well as pocket chart cards.

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vSophie, is a scarecrow with 47-picture patches, for simple words starting with the letter S

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Write the words that rhyme with scare on the front of Rodney, and have children choose some words that rhyme with crow and write them on the back.

In the sample, I chose 24-scare rhyming words and wrote them on the shirt, and then wrote an equal amount of words that rhyme with crow, on the pants.  The alphabetical lists include rhyming words that start with every letter except U & X.  I chose one of each.

Finally, the number scarecrow, has several options and serves double duty.  There are number patches from 0-30, which  I traced in a variety of colors. 

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color poster.jpgFor more math number practice, I've also included skip counting patches.  Children can skip count by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's. 

color poster.jpgThere are matching worksheets in the packet as well, along with number cards, plus number puzzles in color & black and white. 

The puzzles review counting from 1-10, counting backwards from 10-1, as well as skip counting to 100 by 10s.

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color poster.jpgFor more odd and even scarecrow number fun, click on the link to practice numbers from 1-120, in the Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch packet.

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Glue the numbers on the shirt and the number words on the pants.  For more practice, have students write the words above their matching number patch.

color poster.jpg The Common Core Craftivity Scarecrows are part of a whopping 184-page jumbo packet in my TpT shop for just $5.95. Click on the link to pop on over. Patches, The Standard Scarecrow Packet.

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“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” -Edna ST. Vincent Millay

 1-2-3 Come Make A Multi-Purpose Scarecrow With Me

Since there are so many standards on our plates these days, there never seems to be enough time for everything, let alone a fun seasonal craft that we know our students would enjoy. That's why I spend so much time designing hands-on "craftivities" that revolve around all sorts of standards. 

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Upper and lowercase letters, vowels, sc blend, beginning s sounds, matching words with pictures, numbers 0-30, odd and even, skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s, shapes, telling time, colors, contractions, number words, color words, compound words, CVC words, and rhyming words.

Completed projects make a wonderful fall bulletin board, or look sweet hanging back-to-back from the ceiling.

To make this extra special, fold a sheet of white construction paper, have students trace their hand and then cut once, to get two hand prints for their scarecrow's "gloves".  I ran yellow construction paper through a shredder to make the "hair". 

Run off the scarecrow's body templates on a variety of colors of construction paper.  Students trim and glue together. 

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 crumple.

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There's a blank head so children can draw their own scarecrow face, as well as a completed template for little ones to color.

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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.  Choose a student to call out a "patch". 

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This is a fun way to practice and review standards, as well as a quick and easy way to whole group assess, as you can see at a glance who is having difficulty. 

I've also included blank patches for you to fill in with whatever, plus ideas and templates to use the number, letter and shape scarecrows for matching games.

i.e. match the lowercase patches to the uppercase letters; match the number word patches to the numbers; and/or match the shapes to the shape words.

For more scarecrow-themed letter fun, click on the link for a set of scarecrow alphabet cards.

The following scarecrows are wonderful for vocabulary building and Daily 5 word work: Carl is the Compound words scarecrow; (Click on the link for an alphabetical list of over 3,000 compound words.)

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Scott, is the SC blend scarecrow, with a list of 50 words. The packet also includes an entire SC blend section, with lots more activities.

vSophie, is a scarecrow with 47-picture patches, for simple words starting with the letter S

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Write the words that rhyme with scare on the front of Rodney, and have children choose some words that rhyme with crow and write them on the back.

In the sample, I chose 24-scare rhyming words and wrote them on the shirt, and then wrote an equal amount of words that rhyme with crow, on the pants.  The alphabetical lists include rhyming words that start with every letter except U & X.  I chose one of each.

Finally, the number scarecrow, has several options and serves double duty.  There are number patches from 0-30, which  I traced in a variety of colors. 

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For more math number practice, I've also included skip counting patches.  Children can skip count by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's.  There are matching worksheets in the packet as well, along with number cards, plus number puzzles in color & black and white.  

For more odd and even scarecrow number fun, click on the link to practice numbers from 1-120, in the Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch packet.

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Glue the numbers on the shirt and the number words on the pants.  For more practice, have students write the words above their matching number patch.

Click on the link to view/download the "craftivity" portion of the Common Core Scarecrow Packet.

This section will be FREE for an entire year!  After that, you can pick up the whopping 184-page jumbo packet in my TpT shop for just $5.95.  Click on the link for Patches, The Standard Scarecrow Craftivities packet to pop on over.

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 "If stars can shine with darkness, so can you." -Unknown

1-2-3 Come Do A Few More Scarecrow Activities With Me

scarecrow alphabet cards, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, free alphabet cards for fall, free alphabet cards, scarecrow centers, scarecrow lessons, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, shape activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow writing,I thought I was finished diddling around with scarecrows for the season, and was ready to move on to turkeys, until I got a request for some scarecrow alphabet cards

I enjoy making ABC cards; they don't take that long, so I'm always happy to oblige special requests, even if they come from only one visitor. I think others will also enjoy them as well.

scarecrow alphabet cards, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, free alphabet cards for fall, free alphabet cards, scarecrow centers, scarecrow lessons, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, shape activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow writing,Click on the link to view/download the scarecrow alphabet cards, along with a 3-page tip list of what else to use them for, and some "Kaboom!" cards to make alphabet games even more fun.

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Click on the link to view/download The Scarecrow's Nose Shape Slider.  For extra pizzazz I added "straw" that was made by running yellow construction paper through my husband's shredder!

Children are bound to get antsy when doing seatwork, so I liked to include some gross motor activities to help get the "wiggles" out.  Brain breaks are equally important.  I tried to include my theme whenever I could. 

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I hope your kiddo's enjoy "snapping, clapping, tapping, and slapping" as much as mine did. Click on the link to view/download it.

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Students read, trace, write, add end punctuation, underline the adjectives and color.  After asking the scarecrow what he see's, hears, feels, smells and tastes, it's the child's turn to write about their autumn senses.  Click on the link to view/download My Scarecrow's Senses.

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"For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be." -John Connolly

1-2-3 Come Do Some SC Blend Activities With Me!

It's sometimes difficult to find interesting activities for teaching blends.  I decided since I was designing scarecrow items, I'd make some for the SC blend.

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, To introduce the SC blend, set a one-minute timer; challenge students to write down as many SC words as they can think of, before the timer rings.  I've included a worksheet for this, as well as one for how many words students can make using the letters in the word scarecrow.

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, The SC Word Blend packet includes 50 words that begin with the SC blend.  There's an anchor chart alphabetically listing them, + separate word cards you can put on your word wall or use for flashcards, alphabetizing, vowel sorting, or Memory Match and "I have; who has?" games. SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries,

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, Combine them with the 50 SC pocket cards for  more activities.  The pocket cards feature dashed SC letters at the beginning of the word.  Students can trace them with a red dry erase marker. 

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, Add the scarecrow "Kaboom!" cards to make games even more fun. See the tip list of what to do with word cards to find out the directions.

I find that simply writing the words helps reinforce word recognition and usage.  So that this is not a tedious or boring activity, students can write the words in their own SC blend word book.

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, Encourage students to look up definitions for words that are new to them and include them.  There's a cover and recording page.  To make printing easier, I made 2 on a page. 

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, Another way to record words, is via the bookmark.  As students learn words they can add them to their list. 

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, There are also several worksheets, where students trace, write and alphabetize the words, fill in the SC blend to make words, as well as use the words to fill in the blanks to complete simple sentences. 

For more writing practice, there's a story-starter:  "No matter how hard Scarface, the scarecrow, tried to be scary, he just wasn't!" 

Encourage students to use as many SC blend words as makes sense; underlining them as they go.  Who incorporated the most?

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, Any of these activities would be great Daily 5 options, for the word work or writing portions.

cov patches CC scarecrowThis SC blend packet will be FREE for an entire year.  After that, it will become part of my whopping 184-page Common Core Scarecrow packet, in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over.

If you're looking for more blend activities, click on the link to pop on over to that section of the site, where you can grab lots more FREEBIES.

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, I also spent some time searching YouTube for cute video clips reviewing the SC blend.  The only one I found worth taking a look at, was a 2-minute animated clip.  Click on the link above to take a look. 

SC blend activities, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, sc blend word list, sc words, words that begin with sc, 50 words that begin with the sc blend, sc blend games, sc blend worksheets, sc blend dictionaries, Thank you for visiting today. I design and blog every day, so do stop by tomorrow to see the newest free items.  You may PIN anything you like. 

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1-2-3 Come Do Some Scarecrow Activities With Me!

I love scarecrows; they were one of my favorite things to draw as a child.  Having grown up in Wisconsin, I enjoyed seeing the variety of these farmer-creations that kept watch over the pastoral countryside.

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Here are a few samples:

Patrick, the paper chain scarecrow, can help your kiddo's countdown to Thanksgiving break.  Choose 2-colors for the links and review an ABAB pattern, or add a 3rd color to do ABCABC. 

You can simply make one to hang in your classroom, or set this scarecrow up as an independent center and have children work on one of their own. (Assign as many links as are appropriate for your age group.)  To incorporate blends, have students write an sc word on each link.

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsCarl, the counting scarecrow, will help your students review numbers 1-10, skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's as well as the spatial directions of left and right. 

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scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsMy all-time favorite scarecrow craft I call "Personal Scarecrows."  They are "jointed" so you can pose them in different ways.

Cut out a variety of colored construction paper shapes to use as "patches" for a quick and easy shape review.

I enlarged my students' school photo.  This became the scarecrow's head. The picture appeared very pixilated, which added to the awesome scarecrow looking effect. 

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsIf you don't have the ability to do this, I've also included a scarecrow head template your children can cut and color.

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsWhen I was a freelance writer for Mailbox Magazine, my editor asked me to write a scarecrow poem.  The personal scarecrows were my inspiration. 

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsWe received zillions of compliments on our hallway display, and my Y5's really enjoyed making them.  Click on the link to view/print the Personal Scarecrow craftivity.  

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsOn a smaller scale, you could do Sam/Samantha the Shapely Scarecrows.   Give students the option of whether they want to make a boy or girl scarecrow

With the personal scarecrow, students got in some great cutting practice, by snipping on the lines of a square to make "hay". They glued these to the ends of the scarecrow's arms and legs. 

For Sam/Samantha, I ran yellow construction paper through my husband's shredder.  Pick up a bunch, crinkle it even more and tape the end to the back of the scarecrow

If you don't have a shredder, The Dollar Store sells bags of all sorts of colors.  Look for shredded paper in the gift bag section.  Most school offices have a shredder; you can ask to borrow it. 

To make "stuffing hay" a bit easier for little ones, put a piece of double-sided tape on the back. Children pick up pieces of shred and press them on the tape, when they are done, cover the stickiness with a piece of regular tape.

Remind students ahead of time, that if they throw the shred around and make a mess, that they will not be able to use some on their scarecrow. I think it gave Sam/Samantha that finishing touch. 

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsA template of additional shapes is included. Students can cut and glue as many "patches" to Sam's/Samantha's clothes as they desire.  I used a piece of yarn to make a dangler.  If you want this to look good on both sides when they spin, each child needs 2 of everything. 

A simpler way to assemble the scarecrow is to have students glue their pieces together.  Punch a hole in the triangle and suspend from the ceiling back-to-back with another child's scarecrow.   Adding a few real buttons adds a bit more pizzazz.  Click on the link to view/download Sam/Samantha The Shapely Scarecrow craftivity.

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsFinally, my favorite scarecrow easy-reader is My Scarecrow's Nose.  It too reviews shapes, as the scarecrow tries on different shaped noses.  In the end, he gets his favorite, the triangle. Children read, trace, write, color and draw. 

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrows A graphing extension is included, where students vote on their favorite nose for the scarecrow; 2 worksheets continue the shape review.  Click on the link to view/download My Scarecrow's Nose.

scarecrow activities, scarecrow lessons, skip counting activities, shape activities, fall bulletin board ideas, scarecrow bulletin boards, patterning, paper chains, scarecrow art, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow 10 frames, scarecrow bulletin boards, scarecrow writing prompts, writing prompts for November, scarecrow math, scarecrow centers, common core scarecrowsI have a nice variety of other scarecrow activities on the site, including scarecrow 10 frames, and a scarecrow glyph.  Click on the link to zip on over to the scarecrow section

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