Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: Scarecrow Fun Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

For the past year I have my Round Up posts have been centered around literature and crafts. Now, I will be going back to my original Round Up format of sharing any crafts or activities whether the post includes a book or not. Don't get me wrong, I've really enjoyed exploring all those wonderful books, in fact, I will be posting our favorite Scarecrow books in this week's Picture Book Fun post on Saturday. However, it is time to go back to my original format. Of course, there may be books included in the posts that are shared here, it just isn't the focus anymore. 

First I would like to share the cute Paper Plate Scarecrows the children and I made a couple of weeks ago. 

Not only did I do these with the preschool co-op class, I made a few myself because they are just so adorable, and my children also wanted to make them. 

You will need:

2 paper plates per child (I used smaller, sturdy cardboard plates for this craft)
Strips of yellow construction paper
Black construction paper ovals
Orange construction paper triangles
Off-white or tan construction paper cut into hat shapes
White school glue
Glue sticks
Black markers
Thin Stix (or your preferred form of art materials) for decorating the hats.

In the finished craft, the paper plates are glued together, top side to top side, to get a bit of a 3-D effect. However, first we needed to glue the yellow hair to the edges of one of the paper plates. We just applied a thin line of glue along the top half of the outer rim and then the children attached their strips. 

We set those aside to dry while the children created their scarecrows' faces. The children used the glue sticks to attach the eyes and nose. 

Then they used the black marker to draw on a mouth, and if they chose to do so, they drew little "stitches" around the eyes and nose to make it look like those were sewn on. They didn't all want to do that though, and I didn't require it. Especially because some of them are so young. The older children did enjoy adding that detail.

Then the children used the Thin Stix to decorate their scarecrows' hats. They loved all the different colors. (By the way, don't miss my review of these amazing little paint sticks later today or tomorrow.)

One more shout out for the Thin Stix.
Because they dry so fast, like within 90 seconds, the children didn't have to wait long to attach the hats to the top of the head. First we attached the top plate to the bottom plate with the white school glue. Then I put a little more glue above the eyes and they glued their hats on.

The finished Paper Plate Scarecrows:

Scarecrow Fun Round Up


Handprint Scarecrow Art from Arts & Crackers
The Scarecrows Wedding from Jenny at the Gingerbread House
Scarecrow Silhouette Craft Project from School Time Snippets
Scarecrow Paper Craft for Kids from Meaningful Mama

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Puppet from Kids' Craft Room
Scarecrow Craft with Landscape from Sallie Borrink

Cut-and-Paste Scarecrow Craft from Life Over C's
Scarecrow Craft from Somewhat Simple
Cute Foam Scarecrow Craft from Kids' Craft Room

Black Glue Scarecrow Puppets from The Pinterested Parent
Toilet Paper Tube Scarecrows from The Pinterested Parent
Acorn Scarecrow Stick Puppets from The Pinterested Parent
Cupcake Liner Scarecrow from The Pinterested Parent

Learning Activities

FREE Scarecrow Kindergarten Worksheets from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games

Scarecrow Syllables for Second Graders from Look! We're Learning
Scarecrow Busy Box from Teach Me Mommy

Miscellaneous Scarecrow Fun

Scarecrow Snack and Party Idea from JDaniel4's Mom

Do you have any fun Scarecrow Crafts, Activities, or Snack ideas? I would love for you to link them up below.

Thanksgiving is drawing closer! Don't forget to check out my Thanksgiving Round Up:

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 9 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts.  

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog shared Halloween Printables: Cutting Practice

And here are this week's top clicked on posts.

Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog also shared Fun and Easy Halloween Crafts

Crystal from Crystal & Co. shared 25 Easy Origami Tutorials for Kids

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


  1. Those scarecrows are absolutely adorable!

    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by and sharing your posts.

  2. Thank you for sharing these projects they make me smile with delight at the young artist who created them.


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