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Scarecrow Art Activity For Kids [Free Printable]

If fall has hit and blustery winds are too cold for outdoor play, try this paper scarecrow art activity.

This simple art project will keep kids of all ages busy, encourage their creativity, and improve fine motor skills. It’s also a great way to get them excited about the fall season and everything that comes with it!

Besides all that, the project is low prep and doesn’t require any special craft supplies.

We’re even giving you the free printable so all you need to do is, print and start making some cute scarecrows!

Also, be sure to look through all of our other scarecrow activities for preschoolers for more fall fun.

Scarecrow Dot Art Project

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Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the scarecrow template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this scarecrow to life!

hand holding scarecrow art template

First, encourage your child to paint the scarecrow by dipping the eraser or a q tip into the paint, then dotting in all the areas they want to be painted that color.

hand painting scarecrow with pencil eraser and paint

Repeat for all the colors, then let the scarecrow dry completely.

hand painting scarecrow with pencil eraser and paint

Cut out the scarecrow template with scissors.

Next, guide your child to cut out a small, thin rectangle from brown paper to act as the scarecrow’s stake. Glue this towards the bottom of a piece of colored paper.

hand gluing brown rectangle to red paper

Finish off the art project by gluing the scarecrow to the stake.

hand gluing paper scarecrow to red paper

Be sure to check out our fall crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

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Fall Unit For Preschool

Want to create a whole fall unit around this scarecrow art activity? If so, we have some fun ideas to get you started! They’re perfect for younger and older children and can easily be adapted to fit any classroom or home setting. Keep reading for some fall unit inspiration!

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Kids’ Autumn Books

Reading is a fun way to learn new things and dive deeper into a topic. Kids will discover different concepts, hear new vocabulary words, and open up their imaginations when they read, making it an essential skill for children to develop early on.

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?!

Free Printable Fall Crafts

Crafting is more than just a fun activity for kids, it can also be really beneficial to their development.

Children are constantly learning from the world around them and creating something provides an opportunity for children to learn about new concepts in a hands-on manner.

Add in some more of these easy fall DIYs to your next unit study!

Paper Bag Corn Craft – Fall is the perfect time of year to teach children about the harvest! This simple corn activity is a great way to introduce younger kids to the concept of farming and how food is grown. You only need some simple supplies and our free printable template to make this adorable project.

Acorn Craft For Kids – The acorn is the ultimate symbol of fall! This adorable acorn is super fun and simple to make. As your kids cut out and assemble the acorn pieces, they’ll develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. They’ll love making and playing with this cute little guy!

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Paper Plate Apple Craft – Do you have some paper plates lying around? Turn them into this fun and educational paper plate apple! Kids will have lots of fun learning about the different parts of an apple and getting crafty at the same time. It’s a simple project suitable for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Hedgehog Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Grab those toilet paper rolls and make some cute hedgehogs! This easy idea is perfect for fall and will keep your kids entertained for hours. And the best part? It only requires some simple materials that you probably already have at home or in the classroom!

Free Preschool Fall Printables

This fall, try some new sight word activities with your little ones. These fall color by sight word worksheets are a fun way to practice fine motor skills and learn new words. You can even use this as a quiet time activity for young kids!

Enrich your kids with these fun fall worksheets for preschool! They include activities such as identifying colors, patterns, and graphing. These are perfect if you’re homeschooling or teaching a class of children! There’s something in here to keep everyone happy and busy this season.

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Fall is a great time to get kids excited about STEM with hands on activities. Use these fall pattern block mats to explore geometry in new ways and make fun fall pictures. These are perfect for preschoolers or kindergarteners!

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Add this fall graphing printable to your lesson plans and help your students practice counting and data analysis!

This activity is perfect for visual learners and can be used in several different ways. Young children and older kids will both enjoy this one! Just download, print, and get ready for some fun and learning this autumn season.

Share With Us

Did you make this activity with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Scarecrow Art Activity For Kids

Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This scarecrow dot art activity is perfect for fall and Halloween. It's a fun, easy way to work on fine motor skills while also boosting creativity!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Paint
  • Pencil or q tips
  • Baby wipe
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Scarecrow template

Instructions

  1. Download the scarecrow printable and print it out on white cardstock.
  2. Paint the scarecrow by dipping the eraser or a q tip into the paint, then dotting in all the areas you want to be painted that color. Repeat for all the colors, then let the scarecrow dry completely.
  3. Cut out the scarecrow template with scissors.
  4. Next, cut out a small, thin rectangle from brown paper to act as the scarecrow's stake. Glue this towards the bottom of a piece of fall colored paper.
  5. Finish off the art project by gluing the scarecrow to the stake.

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Scarecrow Dot Art Template

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Whitney McDaniel

Sunday 1st of October 2023

I’d love this & other templates to work with my babies at the daycare.

Sam

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Nancy

Sunday 24th of September 2023

Great activity ! Love it !

Sam

Monday 25th of September 2023

Thanks ◡̈

Kim

Tuesday 5th of September 2023

Great for my K-3 classroom!

Sam

Tuesday 5th of September 2023

Awesome! So glad!

Paula

Monday 6th of March 2023

Would love this scarecrow template :)

Sam

Monday 6th of March 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Leslie

Monday 31st of October 2022

I'd love to use this for literacy stations at my creation station!

Sam

Monday 31st of October 2022

Oh, great! If you need the printable, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you ?

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