Celebrate Fall with this power packed Scarecrow Craftivity. You may be wondering why it is different from any other craft you may find. This craft involves quite a bit of math, before doing the crafty part. Let me explain how this works.
This product includes almost all you need to create a scarecrow. You need to supply googly eyes...2 per child, crayons, and glue. You also need a supply of coins for each student and mini cups to have students hold their money so you don't hear it falling all over the floor. You can use a plastic ziplock bag as well if you prefer.
Inside this product you will find:
*a menu listing all the parts that are available with prices listed in numerals and words (3 cents) as well as the cents sign using the dollar sign ($.03) and the cent sign (3c) too. You can choose which way you want your students to read the prices. Also menus are differentiated by including four different coin combinations that students start with. The various menus are labeled as A (easiest)-D (most difficult) and has the type of money your student uses to complete his/her scarecrow.
*all pieces needed to create a snowman, including a hat, head, nose, body/shirt, overalls, shoes
*each page will give you a suggested construction paper color to copy your pages on.
Here is how it works:
You open a "store" and students come to shop and purchase all of the parts needed to make a scarecrow. Each time they refer to the menu, give you money, and tell you how much they are giving you, and your more advanced students will tell you how much change they get back. This works really well if you have 2-3 stores going at once, run by parent volunteers, older students, any support staff that comes into your room....just think creatively here. But you can do this if you are alone, but I would suggest having the whole group do something else while you call a few students at a time to shop. After purchasing all of the pieces needed, students return to their spots and cut out, color, and assemble their scarecrows. These make darling displays for your hallway, and are a great conversation piece for students to explain to parents how this craft came together. It incorporates so much, and the bonus is some extra fine motor practice. This is a great follow up to your favorite scarecrow story in the Fall and your students will absolutely love this format. One of my favorites is "The Lonely Scarecrow" by Tim Preston.
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