Scarecrows ~ Poem and Art!

Inside: A free scarecrow poem and art activity.

Although we’ve now begun our bat unit, our poem this week is about a silly old scarecrow. I’m sharing both a colour and black/white version with you.

A free scarecrow poem for Grades K-2 and a scarecrow art project.

DOWNLOAD: THE SCARECROW POEM

We also painted some fabulous scarecrows today! This lesson is from Deep Space Sparkle.

A free scarecrow poem for Grades K-2 and a scarecrow art project.A free scarecrow poem for Grades K-2 and a scarecrow art project.A free scarecrow poem for Grades K-2 and a scarecrow art project.A free scarecrow poem for Grades K-2 and a scarecrow art project.

We did this lesson in two parts.

In the morning we completed a directed drawing of the scarecrows using black pastels. No pencils allowed! I was worried some of my little perfectionists were going to be stressed out with this, but it was seriously great. There were no tears and EVERYONE ended up with a great looking scarecrow.

Here’s what a couple of them looked like before we painted them.

A free scarecrow poem for Grades K-2 and a scarecrow art project.A free scarecrow poem for Grades K-2 and a scarecrow art project.

Aren’t they sweet?

Part 2 was in the afternoon when I gave the kids some blue, red and yellow tempera paints. They went to town. For some of them, the best part was mixing the colours to make new ones:)

If you’re looking for a scarecrow book to go along with this, Sandi from rubberboots and elf shoes highly recommends The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown.

I have another scarecrow art activity here. It’s actually a Thanksgiving post but if you scroll to the bottom you’ll find the cute scarecrows.

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8 thoughts on “Scarecrows ~ Poem and Art!”

  1. The scarecrows turned out so darling!!! What a wonderful little group of artists you have. Thanks for sharing the pictures and Deep Space Sparkle. I really enjoy adding new resources to my list. P.S. Art is so good for the brain, the heart, and the spirit. I so admire that you take the time to teach it. In this age of common core standards (U.S.) so many really healthy endeavors are being left by the way-side.CindyGranny Goes to School

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