It’s the time of year that kicks off the “ber” months and the holiday season, so it’s the perfect time to plan some crafts to make with the kids. A favorite this time of year is the “disguise a pumpkin” project.
This pumpkin scarecrow craft creates the perfect disguise for your pumpkin trying to make it through the holiday season.
If your kids loved making this cute scarecrow, be sure to check out some of our other scarecrow activities!
Make A Paper Scarecrow Pumpkin
October and November can be tough for pumpkins, since people carve them, paint them, and even make pies out of them! This year, make things easier for some of the pumpkins by dressing them up in a disguise.
This craft is a good way for kids to get some practice with scissors, gluing, following instructions, and even recognizing shapes that make up the scarecrow.
Kids will have a blast customizing their scarecrow pumpkins with their favorite colors, so be sure to download the free template and gather the craft supplies to help some pumpkins this year.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Scarecrow template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the nose in the middle of the pumpkin, just above the mouth.
Take the eyes and glue them just above the nose, with one on each side.
Glue the hat patch to the middle of the hat. Use a marker to draw stitch marks around the patch.
Next, glue the stem to the top and back of the scarecrow’s hat.
Take the scarecrow’s hair and glue it to the back and sides of the hat.
Finish up by gluing the hat to the top of the scarecrow pumpkin’s head.
While you’re here, be sure to check out our other fun fall craft ideas for your kids, they will be glad you did!
Autumn Ideas For Preschoolers
To make organizing some autumn ideas for your preschoolers a breeze, we’re sharing our favorite fall books, crafts, and educational activities.
Whether you choose a handful or decide to dive into them all, these ideas will not only keep your children occupied but also enhance their skills and nurture their creativity.
Take a moment to look through our list of books, craft projects, and activity ideas listed below, and get ready for a memorable autumn with your kiddos!
Autumn Themed Books For Kids
By spending time reading with your children, you have the opportunity to expose them to new ideas, cultures, and perspectives that they may not otherwise have access to. In addition, reading together can provide a platform for valuable conversations about the world around us!
So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!
Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!
Kids’ Crafts For The Fall
Torn Paper Owl Craft – Whoo is ready to craft?! This cute owl comes to life as kids tear and glue pieces of paper onto the owl template. They can choose their favorite colors or make it look more life like with browns or grays to create their owls!
Scarecrow Gnome Craft – This little gnome is ready for fall all dressed up like a scarecrow! This charming character is easy to put together with our free template. Since it’s a paper craft, you won’t need very many supplies, so be sure to add this cute craft to your list this fall.
Corn Craft for Preschoolers – Looking for a simple yet fun craft for your little ones to make to celebrate the harvest season? This corn craft checks all the boxes. Simple? Check. Fun? Check. Great for fall? Check! Download and print the template for some hands-on entertainment!
Acorn Craft for Kids – This cute little guy will be a bit hit with the kiddos! This acorn is so cute and fun to make and play with once kids are done creating it. They’ll love to make him be animated in different ways by posing the bendy arms and legs! Use our free template and grab the pipe cleaners for some fall fun!
Fall Printable Activities
This collection of engaging fall worksheets for preschool offers a mix of activities perfect for learning at home or in the classroom.
These worksheets cover pre-writing skills, counting, graphing, color matching, letter recognition, and more. Ignite your children’s excitement for learning this autumn with these fun and festive worksheets!
Looking for a fun and engaging activity for your kids to do independently? Try these fall pattern block mats then! Kids will have a blast using their tangrams to fill in each fall themed illustration on each block mat.
This activity will enhance problem solving, shape recognition, and fine motor skills. There’s seven different scenes for kids to solve, so download and print for some fun learning!
Our scarecrow is pulling double duty guarding the crops and teaching kids about the letter S! These scarecrow worksheets are great for improving kids’ handwriting, cutting skills, letter recognition, and increasing vocabulary.
There are three pages to complete by tracing the letter S in uppercase and lowercase, navigating a letter maze by finding the letter S, and correctly labeling a scarecrow.
These fall counting books will provide hours of fun and learning for your preschoolers and kindergarteners! Help your little ones practice counting to ten with fun fall illustrations featuring squirrels, acorns, and apples.
These printable books will introduce counting, number recognition, and number words. They’ll also love that they can customize their books by coloring each page.
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Fall Resources Kids Love
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Scarecrow template
- Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the nose in the middle of the pumpkin, just above the mouth.
- Take the eyes and glue them just above the nose, with one on each side.
- Glue the hat patch to the middle of the hat. Use a marker to draw stitch marks around the patch.
- Next, glue the stem to the top and back of the scarecrow's hat.
- Take the scarecrow's hair and glue it to the back and sides of the hat.