The Little Scarecrow Boy

This week I broke out our autumn book collection, and Arianna and I spent time having fun with The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown.

She remembered this book from last year and loved it even more this time around, so I decided to spend a little extra time with it.  She’s been really into coloring lately, so I printed out a coloring page from Kids Soup. (The site also has other fun ideas, including some cute scarecrow poems.)

We also enjoyed some of the poems from Teaching Heart, though I wasn’t up to most of the fun activities they shared.

But most of all she loved making scary faces like the Little Scarecrow Boy.

scarecrow faces
Arianna occasionally asks for school work when the boys are busy, so this week I pulled out my fall/harvest file for some pages to stick in her activity notebook.  I printed these out a few years ago (probably for Ian) and we reuse the pages every year by putting them in sheet protectors and using dry erase markers.  The kids love when I put together personalized activity books for them, changing it for seasons and holidays.  This week Arianna did most of the pages in the Fall Fun Learning Pack from Homeschool Creations, and a couple from the Scarecrow Tot Pack from 1plus1plus1equals1 (though she’ll be more ready for most of those next year).

If we weren’t squeezing in preschool between me working with the older boys, we could probably spend a whole week doing fun scarecrow activities.  Our other favorite scarecrow book is The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown.  All my children loved predicting what would happen next in this book, and they got a great kick out of the satisfying ending.

If you’re interested in putting together your own week of scarecrow fun, check out all the pages I’ve mentioned for more poems, activities, and other ideas, as well as these sites: