FALL ACTIVITIES

Interactive Big Book!

Children will delight in this new and innovative way to interact with a big book. Number sense and literacy skills are developed as children move the characters from one story scene to the next while singing the familiar tune. These books are also a great resource for teaching English as a second language. Anyone can use these books to help children learn to read and learn basic math skills.
This book targets: Counting, Number Skills, Pumpkins, Nutrition, Action words, and Prepositions.
Children pick a pumpkin off the vine and move it to Mrs. Farmer's table as they count down in this delightfully fun book.
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SCIENCE

GROWING CORN

Place an ear of Indian corn on a shallow dish of water. Fill dish so that it just covers bottom third of corn - corn should not be submerged. place in sun or under a lamp and watch it grow!


Two weeks of growth!


A month of growth. When it gets really big I let the children use their scissors to "cut" the grass.


Gathering Cones


After coloring these we went outside on a fall treasure hunt and gathered fall leaves, acorns, and other autumn items for our basket.


DISPLAYING GOURDS


Variety of gourds in our science center garner a lot of attention, discussion, and close observation.

ART

LEAF GIRL AND BOY

After reading The Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert we made our own leaf designs. I found some decorative paper leaves at Dollar Tree and those were easier to use than real leaves.


MARBLE PAINTING LEAVES

The 3 year olds used marble painting to make these cute leaves.


MR. CORN

Accordion folded arms and legs make an adorable candy corn man.


INDIAN CORN



We painted with a q-tip some brown, black, white and yellow paint all over a corn shape. Added some husks and tied it all together with raffia.


FALL LEAVES

Using a sponge brush and combining red and yellow paint we made our fall trees.

MATH

CANDY CORN MATH FACTS

The candy corn is actually a pocket. The pocket holds the numbered candy corns and the problem card. The problem card can be folded to fit inside with several numbered corns.


GRAPHING

We tasted then graphed our favorite flavor of popcorn.


ESTIMATION STATION

We estimated the number of candy corns in a small cup.

SENSORY

Colored Corn Sensory Table


The sensory table with deer corn, some cups for pouring, and the scale for measuring are a favorite activity.

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