If you’re looking for a good book to read with the kids this fall, turn to a favorite, The Scarecrow’s Hat. It’s about a resourceful chicken that seeks the help of her farm friends to achieve her goal of getting the scarecrow’s hat.
To extend the fun and bring the book to life, use this set of The Scarecrow’s Hat activities. Each activity features characters that children will recognize from the book.
These printable worksheets will have children completing patterns, recognizing the letter ‘S,’ labeling the parts of a chicken, honing their fine motor skills through line tracing, and expanding their vocabulary with flashcards.
Check out more scarecrow activities to keep kids learning and having fun this fall!
The Scarecrow’s Hat Printables
In this set of activities, we’ve included the following printables:
- Finish the Pattern worksheet
- Label the Chicken worksheet
- Ss is for Scarecrow worksheet
- Line Tracing worksheet
- The Scarecrow’s Hat character flashcards
Finish The Pattern Printable
The “Finish the Pattern” worksheet has illustrations of the book’s characters in various patterns. Children will choose from the pictures at the bottom of the page to cut and glue in the correct line to complete each pattern.
This worksheet encourages kids to identify and continue patterns, which can be applied to math concepts and problem solving.
Label the Chicken Worksheet
Up next is the “Label the Chicken” worksheet that introduces children to biology and anatomy by teaching them the names and locations of different parts of a chicken. It enhances their vocabulary as they learn the words for each part.
They’ll also work on developing fine motor skills as they cut and paste the words at the bottom of the page on the correct label.
Ss is for Scarescrow
Next up on the “Ss is for Scarecrow” worksheet, kids will use dot markers or crayons to mark each uppercase and lowercase Ss. This activity will have kids focusing on letter recognition, phonics, and visual discrimination. This activity helps children associate the letter ‘S’ with the word “scarecrow,” which is a fundamental literacy skill.
Fall Line Tracing Worksheet
The “Line Tracing” worksheets will have kids trace the dotted lines between the characters on opposite sides of the page. This activity aids in developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, which are essential skills for successful writing and drawing.
The Scarecrow’s Hat Character Flashcards
Last up are the character flashcards. These flashcards can be used to introduce children to new vocabulary or used for various activities, such as memory games or storytelling exercises which enhance memory skills and language skills.
For a fun matching game, lay the cards out face down then let kids take turns turning two cards over at a time to try to make a pair.
These worksheets and flashcards are an engaging way to incorporate a little learning and extend the fun of this cute story.
Fall Preschool Theme Ideas
We have a treasure trove of fall themed ideas that will inspire your preschoolers and nurture their love for learning. From captivating books to hands-on crafts and educational activities, there’s no shortage of ways to make the most of this beautiful season.
Read on below for some ideas that will help your preschoolers have a memorable and educational fall season filled with fun and exploration.
Fall Books For Kids
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?!
Fall Craft Ideas
Scarecrow Dog Craft – Man’s best friend is combined with a scarecrow in this cute and fun craft! With just a few easy steps, kids can craft their own dog dressed up as a scarecrow, complete with straw-filled overalls and a floppy hat!
Torn Paper Acorn Craft – The beauty of autumn also brings an abundance of acorns! Kids can create their own little autumn gems by tearing and gluing shades of brown paper to create their own acorn masterpieces with the help of our template.
Yarn Apple Craft – Join the fall crafting fun with these yarn apples! This creative project combines painting, cutting, gluing, and wrapping, providing kids with fantastic fine motor skill practice. Celebrate the season while fostering creativity and dexterity with this delicious craft!
Acorn Craft for Kids – Kids can craft their own adorable acorn friend with bendy arms and legs with this fun craft! It’s perfect for fall, and it’s a fantastic way to let kids use their imagination while creating and playing with a charming autumn companion.
Fall into fun with our fall connect the dots worksheets! No prep required, just download and print. Kids will connect the dots in numerical order, unveiling three seasonal images.
It’s a fantastic way to boost number recognition and fine motor skills. Plus, they can add a splash of fall color to them and show off their artistic talents.
These fall tracing worksheets are a fantastic way for kids to enhance their hand-eye coordination and writing skills.
These activities feature charming leaf, pumpkin, and other seasonal designs. Kids will get in some letter practice, line tracing, and even coloring fun with this fun activity.
Download and print these fall pattern block mats for kids to have hours of creative, independent fun with their tangrams. Included in this set of printable pages are adorable creatures like raccoons, foxes, and owls, along with charming scenes like apple trees and pumpkin patches.
Get ready for some counting fun with these printable fall counting books! Let squirrels, acorns, and apples guide your little ones as they count to ten.
These engaging fall math activities are perfect for preschoolers honing number recognition and counting skills, and they’ll also help kindergarteners learn number words.