St Aidenís Homeschool

Scarecrow Activities

Scarecrow Poems

 

 

Scarecrow, Scarecrow
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle

Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around.
Scarecrow, scarecrow
touch the ground.
Stand up tall and blink your eyes.
Raise your hands up to the sky.
Clap your hands,
then tap your knees.
Turn around and tap your feet.

Scarecrow, scarecrow
touch your toes.
Scarecrow, scarecrow
tap your nose.
Swing your arms so very slow,
Now real fast to scare the crows!
Touch your head, jump up and down.
Now sit down without a sound.

 

 

Scarecrow, Scarecrow
Tune: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Scarecrow, scarecrow, turn around.
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
touch the ground.
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
stretch up high.
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
blink your eyes.
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
kick your feet.
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
flap like a sheet.
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
bend so low.
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
touch your toe.
Scarecrow, scarecrow,
nod your head.
Scarecrow, scarecrow, go to bed!

The Floppy Scarecrow

The Floppy, floppy scarecrow
Guards his fields all day.
He waves his floppy, floppy hands
To scare the crows away!


Repeat and replace hands with arms, toes, head, legs, etc

 

Scarecrows
Tune: Sing a Song of Sixpence

We're the farmer's scarecrows
We scare away the birds,
We keep the farmer's corn safe
Without any words.
But when Halloween comes
We jump out of the ground
And we scare the boys and girls
When they come walking 'round.

 

The Scarecrow

Scarecrow standing in the field
On a bright and sunny day,
Don't forget to do your job.
Scare the hungry crows away!

I'm a Little Scarecrow
Tune: I'm a Little Teapot

I'm a little scarecrow,
Raggedy and worn.
I wear a hat,
And a shirt that's torn.
When the crows come,
I wave and shout,
"Away from my garden ----
Get on out!"

The Scarecrow

The old scarecrow is such a funny man.
He flops in the wind as hard as he can.
He flops to the right.
He flops to the left.
He flops back and forth
Till he's most out of breath.
His arms swing out;
his legs swing, too.
He nods his head in a
How-do-you-do?
See him flippity flop when the wind blows hard,
The funny scarecrow in our backyard.

Five Black Crows
Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five crows all shiny black,
Sat on a scarecrow's back
Eating some most delicious corn
"Caw! Caw!"
Scarecrow winked and shouted, "Boo!"
Scared a crow and away he flew
Now there are four black shiny crows.

 


Scarecrow, Scarecrow
Tune:  Twinkle, Twinkle

This is a fun, kinesthetic song to use when moving from one
part of the room to another, or when you need to get the
kids up-and-moving in order to settle them down again.

Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around.
Scarecrow, scarecrow touch the ground.
Stand up tall and blink your eyes.
Raise your hands up to the sky.
Clap your hands, then tap your knees.
Turn around and tap your feet.

Scarecrow, scarecrow touch your toes.
Scarecrow, scarecrow tap your nose.
Swing your arms so very slow,
Now real fast to scare the crows!
Tough your head, jump up and down.
Now sit down without a sound.
 

 

Have You Ever Seen A Scarecrow?
Tune: Have You Ever Seen A Lassie?

Have you ever seen
a scarecrow,
A scarecrow,
a scarecrow?
Have you ever seen a scarecrow
With ten hungry birds?
Ten birds, ten birds,
Ten wing-flapping birds.
Have you ever seen a scarecrow
With ten hungry birds?


Have you ever seen a scarecrow,
a scarecrow, a scarecrow?
Have you ever seen a scarecrow
Scare one bird away?
One bird, one bird
one wing-flapping bird.
Have you ever seen a scarecrow
with nine hungry birds?

Choose one child to be the scarecrow and stand in front of the group. Choose 10 crows - I give these children laminated crow pictures. Sing the song and have the children act it out. Repeat the second verse (replacing the red number word with the appropriate number word) until all of the birds have been scared away.

Five Little Scarecrows 

Five little scarecrows
by the old barn door,
One went home and then there were four.
Four little scarecrows
by the old oak tree
One went home and then there were three
Three little scarecrows 
with nothing to do,
One went home and then there were two.
Two little scarecrows
out in the sun,
One went home and then there  was one.
One little scarecrow all alone  through the day,
He scared the crows and they all flew away.

 

I'm A Scarecrow
Tune: "Frere Jacques"

I'm a Scarecrow,
I'm a Scarecrow
( stand with arms out)
Standing in the corn,
Standing in the Corn
(continue)
Scare the crows away,
Scare the crows away
(Push arms out as if to scare the crows away)
That's my job, That's my job (arms out again)

The Scarecrow in the Field

The scarecrow in the field,
The scarecrow in the field

Hi Ho! It's harvest time,
The scarecrow in the field.
The scarecrow picks the _______

Have the children think of autumn (fall) words that would be appropriate

(pumpkin, crow, corn, leaf etc)

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