Who else is excited about the arrival of fall? We sure are! We’re looking forward to having a reprieve from the hot summer sun and enjoying the beauty that fall brings!
It’s fun to go out and enjoy the cooler days, but sometimes it’s good to stay in and enjoy some fall activities, too. These scarecrow activity sheets will have kids learning all while having fun.
These printables feature scarecrows and other seasonal illustrations that will have them navigating a maze, matching, counting and graphing. They’re ideal for preschoolers and kindergarteners to use either at home or in the classroom.
With four different pages to keep kids busy, they’ll be engaged and excited to learn. Be sure to download and print this set to have it available the next time the kids need a break from their screens or a change of pace with their usual work.
If your kids enjoyed these scarecrow sheets, then check out our other scarecrow activities for even more fall fun.
Free Scarecrow Printables
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In this set of printables, we’ve included the following worksheets:
- Shadow Matching worksheet
- Count and Graph worksheet
- Scarecrow Maze worksheet
- Match the Object worksheet
Fall Shadow Matching Printable
The first activity is a shadow matching worksheet, where children will attempt to pair a colorful, detailed image with its corresponding shadow. By closely analyzing the shapes and outlines, kids will use their visual discrimination abilities to find the matches.
This skill is valuable for children to detect similarities and differences in items, which will help them differentiate letters when they begin to read.
Autumn Count & Graph Worksheet
Up next is the count and graph sheet where kids will count the different fall themed illustrations. At the bottom of the page, they’ll create their graph by coloring in the boxes with how many of each item there is.
This activity introduces kids to beginner math by counting and graphing up to 5. It also improves their visual discrimination skills and analytical thinking by making comparisons and observing which images have more or fewer.
On the next sheet, kids will guide the squirrel through the maze to the scarecrow! This activity is great for kids to use their problem solving skills, fine motor skills, and concentration. Navigating a maze also helps kids develop their memory and recall skills.
As they explore new paths, they memorize the ones that lead to dead ends or solutions. Incorporating mazes into your child’s activities provides a great way for them to develop cognitive and motor skills that will help them in future learning.
Fall Match The Object Printable
The last sheet in this set of printables is the match the object worksheet where kids will draw a line to the matching image on the other side of the page. This is a great activity for kids to increase their memory, concentration, attention to detail, and noticing similarities and differences.
Evaluating the images and making connections between them also fosters critical thinking. Children learn to evaluate multiple pieces of information and make informed decisions.
Be sure to check out more of our fun fall crafts for kids that they will love making!
Preschool Autumn Ideas For Kids
If you’re needing some inspiration for the autumn season to keep your preschoolers engaged, you’re in the right place.
We’ve collected some simple yet helpful ideas to help you plan some fun fall activities. Included are captivating books, hands-on crafts that spark creativity, and educational activities that make learning a fun experience, all with an autumn twist!
Take a moment to explore the ideas listed below to help you plan a fun and successful fall season with your kiddos.
Children’s Book About Autumn
There are endless benefits to reading books with your kids that extend far beyond simply improving their literacy skills. This shared experience can foster a deeper connection between parent and child, and can even create lasting memories that they’ll both cherish for years to come.
Additionally, reading with your kids can fuel their imagination and enhance their creativity, inspiring them to dream big and think outside the box!
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?!
Easy Autumn Crafts For Kids
Fall Handprint Tree Craft – Use this craft as a way to talk about the changing seasons with your kids. This craft is customized with your child’s handprint for the tree branches, then they can add colorful leaves to and around the tree they created.
Paper Bag Scarecrow Craft – Kids can bring fall fun to life with their very own hands with this simple and cute craft! With just a few supplies and our free template, they’ll have a scarecrow in no time!
Apple Name Craft – Kids will craft an apple using colored paper and make it uniquely theirs by adding the apple’s seeds that spell out their name. This personalized fall craft makes a wonderful decoration this season!
Hedgehog Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Make the cutest little animal craft just by recycling a toilet paper roll! This craft comes with two versions to choose from, so kids can craft a hedgehog out of colored paper, or color in the template.
Preschool Fall Activities
Use these free printable apple worksheets to start kids off right with the letter A! The best place to start when learning the alphabet is the beginning, so kids will learn to recognize and write uppercase and lowercase Aa’s plus extend their vocabulary by labeling an apple.
Give these apple pattern worksheets to kids as an engaging way for them to refine their cognitive skills. Patterning sharpens logical thinking, sequencing abilities, and visual recognition.
These are foundational skills for math and language, so use these deliciously fun worksheets this fall.
Encourage your kids’ creativity with this fun scarecrow art activity! Kids will use dot art to paint their scarecrows the way they like. This art project is great for honing their fine motor control, learning colors, and showing off their artistic side!
Your little pumpkins will be able to expand their vocabulary with this parts of a pumpkin worksheet. As they learn what each part of the pumpkin is, they’ll cut and paste the label in the correct box honing their fine motor skills as well.
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