Sunday, October 18, 2015

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

Hi, friends!  Fall is in full swing, and a bunch of my fellow blogger friends wanted to share some great fall resources, crafts, books, tips and freebies!  Plus, we're having a great fall giveaway!  Now, onto the world's longest post filled with tons of great ideas to fall into this fall!

How about falling into this super cute fall craft that was inspired by This Girl's Life Blog?!

This popsicle stick scarecrow was so easy to make!  Here's what you'll need...
  • 12 popsicle sticks
  • Orange paint
  • Flesh-colored paint
  • Raffia
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange felt
  • Fall flower
  • Black permanent marker
  • Magnets
  • Hot glue gun
First, you'll need to trim two of the popsicle sticks.

Line up nine of the popsicle sticks to create somewhat of a square.

Attach the two trimmed popsicle sticks across the back using a hot glue gun.

If you'll be having your students paint these, I would draw a diagonal line across the top so that they know where to paint the orange and flesh-colored paint.  I did not do this for myself, but I will definitely be doing this for my kiddos.

Paint the remaining popsicle stick orange.  This will be used to create the brim of the scarecrow's hat.

Attach the hat brim, googly eyes, felt nose, fall flower and raffia hair using a hot glue gun.  Draw on a cute scarecrow mouth, and your popsicle stick scarecrow is complete!  Isn't he so stinkin' cute?!

Here's an easy step-by-step picture guide.  Feel free to pin for future reference!

Here are some great fall resources that work perfectly for the months of October and November!

To go along with our cute popsicle stick scarecrow, we'll be learning a simple scarecrow poem that we'll place inside of our poetry binders.  After reading the poem each day, we will complete a different activity... including locating the word wall words, learning the word "big," practicing the sh- digraph, and highlighting the capital letters.

Plus, we'll be playing this fun sight word game!  My kiddos always go crazy for the "Shoo!" card!

You can find this scarecrow poem and sight word game, as well as many more great fall poems in my I Can Read November Poetry Binder pack!

Plus, here's a little sneak peek into our fall math and literacy center tubs for the next couple of weeks...

Composing 5


Shape Recognition, Graphing, Analyzing Data

Counting On from a Given Number

Decomposing 10

1:1 Correspondence

Addition and Subtraction

Color Word Recognition


Sight Word Identification

ABC Order

Sound Identification

Initial Sounds
You can check out all of these fall math and literacy center activities and MORE in my Fall Frenzy Pack!

Now, here's a great fall freebie to fall into!

It is chock full of some great fall math activities, which are sure to keep your kiddos falling in love with math!

Don't forget to fall into this amazing giveaway!

Simply enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win $100 to Teachers Pay Teachers! 

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Plus, search the hashtag #fallintogreatresources on Teachers Pay Teachers to check out some additional fall resources!  Just type this hashtag into the search bar on the Teachers Pay Teachers website.

Now, hop on over to the other amazing bloggers to fall into some MORE great ideas for fall!


  1. I could not get the link to work for Sparkling in Second Grade on the Rafflecopter.

  2. I love your Sight Word Identification Scrambler! I can't wait to try it :) Also, that Scarecrow craftivity is so stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing!

    The Starr Spangled Planner

  3. That scarecrow craft is too cute!!!! :)

  4. Thanks for sharing all the cute ideas and wonderful giveaway! Fingers crossed! xo

  5. That scarecrow though. I can't even get over how cute that is!! :) LOVE! Thanks for sharing!!

    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

  6. I want to make a popsicle stick scarecrow RIGHT NOW!!! That is so adorable, thank you for sharing!!

  7. This is such a cute craft idea, has featured it on our Facebook page.

    Thank you for the great ideas!