The school year is starting up in the next few weeks, which means it’s time to think about fall activities for preschool and kindergarten children.
One of our favorite activities for this age range are simple papercrafts.
This shape scarecrow craft is one of those easy crafts and it only uses a few shapes- circle, triangle, rectangle, and square.
The best part about this craft is that it gives kids an opportunity to work on fine motor skills while having fun!
We’ve included a free template below that includes all the shapes. Simply print, cut out the pieces, and follow the directions to create your own scarecrow made from shapes.
Also, be sure to check out all of our fun scarecrow activities for preschoolers.
How To Make An Easy Scarecrow
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Scarecrow template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes in the middle of the circle head, one on each side.
Take the triangle nose and glue it between and slightly below the eyes.
Glue the cheeks on either side of the nose or use a pink marker to draw them on.
Use a black marker to draw on the scarecrow’s mouth below the nose.
Create the scarecrow’s hair by gluing 3 of the long triangle hair pieces together. Repeat for the other side.
Next, glue the hair on either side of the face, above the eyes. Take the small top hair pieces and glue them just above the eyes.
Glue the scarecrow by gluing the triangle hat to the top of the head.
Finish it off by gluing the patch to the hat, then use the black marker to draw on the stitch marks.
Isn’t this such a fun craft for kids to learn shapes?!
Want more fall activities? The fall printables bundle for kids is the perfect way to get your child excited for the upcoming fall season.
With 80 pages of fun and learning, your child will be entertained for hours. From worksheets to color by numbers and pattern block mats, this bundle has everything you need to keep your child occupied and learning all at the same time.
Fall Unit For Kids
Do you want to create a fall unit study for kids around this shape scarecrow craft? If so, we have some great ideas to get you started.
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’ Fall Crafts
Fall crafts are a great way to spend time creating with young kids! One big benefit of choosing to craft is that young children are at an amazing point in their development where they can learn from your guidance but also truly have fun in the process!
Check out some of our fun fall crafts for kids below:
Handprint Hedgehog Craft – The fall season is a great time to get crafty with the kids! And this cute hedgehog craft is perfect for little ones to make. All you need is some paper and you’re good to go – no paint or big messes required.
Paper Pumpkin Craft – This easy pumpkin craft is perfect for kids to make at home or in the classroom. It’s quick and fun to do and requires no special materials – just a free printable template, some paper, scissors, and some glue.
Paper Plate Apple Craft – It’s apple picking season! Bring the festivities back home by making this fun and easy apple craft for kids. All you need is a paper plate, some paint, and our free template.
Corn Craft For Kids – With just a few materials, you can make the cutest corn characters! All you need is some paper, glue, and scissors. Even the youngest of kids can get started with this craft.
Fall Activities For Kids
Fall is the perfect time to work on some great preschool skills. These fall printables for preschool kids will help your child practice cutting, counting, and more.
Introduce your kids to fall with these fun fall pattern block mats. These are a great hands-on play activity and can be for quiet time too! With different shapes, colors, and patterns they will love the illustrations that include things that come in fall like apples, hedgehogs, owls, and more.
If you’re working with your little one on letter recognition or vocabulary this acorn activity set is great! It’s a hands-on play that’s educational too!
More Fall Fun
- This fall harvest playdough kit is perfect for exploratory play!
- Little kids will look so cute in this fall flower and pumpkin t-shirt.
- Spruce up your home with these adorable fall tiered tray decor pieces!
- Have your home smell delicious when you get this fall candle.
Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Scarecrow template
- Download the scarecrow template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes in the middle of the circle head, one on each side.
- Take the triangle nose and glue it between and slightly below the eyes.
- Glue the cheeks on either side of the nose or use a pink marker to draw them on.
- Use a black marker to draw on the scarecrow's mouth below the nose.
- Create the scarecrow's hair by gluing 3 of the long triangle hair pieces together. Repeat for the other side.
- Next, glue the hair on either side of the face, above the eyes. Take the small top hair pieces and glue them just above the eyes.
- Glue the scarecrow by gluing the triangle hat to the top of the head.
- Finish it off by gluing the patch to the hat, then use the black marker to draw on the stitch marks.