Scarecrow Theme and Activities

Scarecrow Preschool Theme and Activities

Scarecrows aren’t scary. Learning about scarecrows is a fun way to introduce the theme content of autumn and harvest time.

Scarecrow Songs and Poems

I’m A Little Scarecrow
I’m A Little Scarecrow
Stuffed with hay
Here I stand in a field all day.
When I see the crows,
I like to shout,
“Hey! You crows, you better get out!”

Scarecrows (Tune: Sing a Song of Sixpence)
We’re the farmer’s scarecrow
We scare the away the birds,
We keep the farmer’s corn safe
without any words,
But when Halloween comes
We jump out of the ground
And we scare the boys and girls
when they come walking round.

Did You Ever See a Scarecrow? (Tune: Did You ever See A Lassie?)
Did you ever see a scarecrow,
A scarecrow, a scarecrow?
Did you ever see a scarecrow,
That’s filled with dry hay?
He’s dressed all in old clothes;
He scares off the black crows.
Have you ever seen a scarecrow,
That’s filled with dry hay?

Scarcrow Chant
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
How scary can you be?
You scared away the crows
But you can’t scare me!


Scarecrow Crafts

  • Toilet Paper Roll Scarecrow Click HERE for directions and photos.
  • Paper Plate Scarecrows Cut circles and triangles out of black, brown, orange, yellow and red construction paper. Give each child a paper plate and allow them to glue the shapes on the plate to make the scarecrow’s face. Use a large triangle for a hat and add strips of yellow construction paper for straw hair.
  • Paper Bag Scarecrows Give each child a plain brown paper bag and newspaper for stuffing. Let the children crumple the newspaper and stuff the brown paper bag into a round head shape. Help tie a rubber band around the scarecrowfs neck to keep the newspaper in. Allow children to be creative and use yellow construction paper for hair, any color construction paper for a hat, and markers to decorate the scarecrowfs face.

Scarecrow Math

  • Crow Counting Make and laminate 10 crows with a number on each one (1-10). Have one child pretend to be a scarecrow. Other children will get a numbered crow. The Scarecrow stands in the front of the room and yells ‘caw, caw, caw.’ When the Crows here this, they must scatter and try to line up in numerical order. Scarecrow can also call out a number and that Crow comes to the front the room.
  • How many patches Give each child a picture of a scarecrow and small square cutouts (patches) of different colors and sizes. Ask the child to roll dice and glue that number of patches onto the scarecrow.

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