Happy Fall Ya’ll! The ‘staches have been hard at work over the last couple of weeks and we’ve been enjoying the beautiful fall weather! Now, we live in Music City so it is fall like for a few days and then BAM! It’s hot again. It’s hard to be in the fall mood when it’s fall…summer…fall…summer…come on, Mother Nature…make up your mind!
PS It’s hard to do fun leaf activities when the leaves are still green…just saying!
But I digress….I wanted to share some fun and simple fall activities with ya! Hope ya find something you can use!
Who doesn’t love Mrs. Wishy Washy?! We read some Mrs. Wishy Washy books when we did our farm week and we made these adorable Mrs. Wishy Washy paper plate projects! So. CUTE.
We painted the plate peach.
Fold a large paper plate in half and draw an arc. Students cut the line. The two pieces become her bonnet. Do the same with a small paper plate. This becomes the bonnet’s top pieces. We colored those red. The ‘staches drew a face and BAM! Mrs. Wishy Washy!
Mrs. Wishy Washy was a PERFECT compliment to our mud poem!
We made a mud word web. We came up with describing words for mud and then used those words to write a short poem. We decorated the poem with “muddy” handprints!
Since we don’t have any pretty fall leaves, we painted some beautiful fall leaves.
This project is super easy and fun…and can be…wait for it…MESSY! Ya know how I love to get messy!
We simply folded a large pice of white construction paper in half vertically (the hot dog as we call it) and I squirted brown, red, yellow and orange paint in the middle. The ‘staches closed the paper and started rubbing. We opened the paper and had a beautiful tree! We added details to our paintings to create amazing fall masterpieces.
This is one of my favorites of all time! I took pictures of the ‘staches pretending to blow and then we colored (again…no pretty leaves here yet…GRR) leaves. We cut them out and pretended to blow them! HOW. CUTE. IS. THIS.
Last week we had a blast with scarecrows!!!
We read the cutest book: The Little Scarecrow Boy. In the book he makes six “fierce” faces trying to scare the birds. After we read the book, we graphed if we like scarecrows. Then we made these adorable scarecrows. I love the different versions and faces!
The scarecrows are a directed project. I gave the students the paper and directed them what to do. They did all of the work (no patterns or lines) and created these amazing pieces of art!
And yes…there is a pirate scarecrow!
And we made these awesome scarecrow snacks!
We mixed refried beans, sour cream and salsa together. We spread it over a tortilla. We used tortilla chips to make the hat and cheese for hay!
The ‘staches ATE IT UP! DELICIOUS. And Cute!
And now the winners of my epic birthday party give away:
Rebecca Zoglmann-You win a $25 t-shirt from teachershirts.com
Heather Michaud- GoNoodle Swag Bag!
Ruthie and Courtney Leir-Boogie Board
Sandy Simmons, Pearl, Laura Smith, Cindy Clark and Aley Kistner-$36 in prizes from Creative Teaching Press!
Jessi Megan-$25 TPT Gift certificate!
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A Kindergarten Smorgasboard of Fall Ideas was last modified: September 29th, 2016 by Greg Smedley-Warren
Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >