Alphabet Activities: Scarecrow Letter Patches

Alphabet games and activities are a big part of our Playful Preschool Series .  Preschoolers love to learn their letters and sounds through fun and playful activities.   This week we are exploring learning the abc’s with our theme: scarecrows.

We have a super easy and quick idea for getting little ones engaged with letters!

Alphabet Activity:  Scarecrow Letter Patches

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Why We Chose This Activity

We’ve been talking about scarecrows lately and my boys are fascinated by the fact that they are used to scare the birds away from the crops.  We also  enjoyed reading Scaredycrow by Henandez.  It’s a story of scarecrow who is supposed to be scaring animals from the field, but instead he finds himself scared of everything.Alphabet learning is in full swing at our home.  We decided to combine the two interests and came up with this super quick alphabet activity.

Preparing The Scarecrow and Alphabet Letter Patches

making a scarecrow alphabet activity

On a large sheet of paper, draw a scarecrow.  We added a little yellow curly ribbon for straw under the scarecrow’s hat and from his arms.

alphabet letter patches

Prepare 26 letter patches.  We used paint samples that we had.  You could also use paper or fabric.  On each patch write a letter of the alphabet.

You will also need a bottle of glue or glue stick.

That’s it!  You are ready to get to work.  I mean PLAY!

Playing and Learning with the Scarecrow and Letter Patches

playing scarecrow alphabet games and activities

Spread the letters out.  Have your child select a letter they know or call out a letter for them to find.  Glue the patch on the scarecrow. Play continues until all 26 letters have been identified and glued on the paper.

Variations:

1.  If your child already can identify their letters, work on saying the sounds each letter represents.  As they pick up a letter, they can say the letter sound before gluing it.  They could also name a word that begins with that letter sound.

2.  If you have a budding speller, they can build simple words and glue them on the scarecrow.  My son wanted to spell his name on his project.

A super simple, easy, and playful preschool activity!

For more fun alphabet games and activities check out 8 Magnetic Letter Games and Letter Delivery.

Keep reading.  Visit the links below for more great community helpers activities from the Playful Preschool team!

Scarecrow Process Art by Fun-A-Day

Invitation to Build a Scarecrow with Play Dough by Mom Inspired Life

Alphabet Activity: Scarecrow Letter Patches by Growing Book by Book

Scarecrow Hunt with Free Printable by Capri + 3

Build A Scarecrow by Learning 2 Walk

5 Little Scarecrows Poem and PowerPoint for #PlayfulPreschool by The Preschool Toolbox

The Benefits of Creative Collage for Kids by Still Playing School

Exploring Scarecrows with Technology by Rainy Day Mum

Stick Puppet Scarecrows by Tiny Tots Adventures

Make a Shape Scarecrow by The Educators’ Spin On It




About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. This looks like so much fun. I like that you used a large paper. I can imagine our four preschoolers gathered around it gluing on the letters. They would love it! We will have to try this out.

  2. Love the simplicity of this! Great idea!

  3. I love this patchwork scarecrow – thank you for sharing on the Frugal Family Linky this week!

  4. What a creative way to work on letters! I love the cute scarecrow theme. #FrugalFamily

  5. Omgoodness! This looks like so much fun! Life sized anything is fun.

  6. This is such a fun game!

  7. What a fun (and adorable!) game. You are so creative Jodie! Pinning and sharing 🙂

  8. This is a great idea. Could do the same for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Have kids apply “letter feathers on a turkey. Christmas hang “letter bulbs” on a tree. Could do numbers, color, shapes etc.

  9. Jodie – this is a wonderful scarecrow literacy activity! Our kids would want to do their names, too!:) I’ll put this into our activities for next week – so fun!

  10. A great idea, Jodie! Maybe after it’s been hanging up for a week or so kids could get smaller cards with lower case letters and match them to the upper case – by just sticking them on top with blu tac.

  11. My son was pretending to be a scarecrow today, he would love this! Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

  12. I like Mary’s suggestion – especially the part about using numbers. And if you have older kids in the house, see if they’ll join the fun and put in some of their favorite formulas or functions! (Not to use too many f-words, or anything. :D)

    Thanks for the idea!

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