Creating crafts and writing short pieces to go with them are a great way to celebrate fall and all the fun things it has to offer! I love to read stories to my class, whether they are funny, inspirational or educational. I find they are the most effective when paired with an activity! Our favorite type of activity is a writing craft, something that allows students to be creative and also follow instructions! These fall crafts for kids come with writing templates that are both fun and educational.
Sunflower Fall Craft Ideas
Sunflowers are a wonderful way to celebrate the cooler months of fall! To start, you can read your class the story Sunny: Life Cycle Of A Sunflower, A Story Of Life And Love by Tassia Schreiner. After finishing the story, choose from the Pre-K – 4th grade writing prompts. Each template is blank so they go with any sunflower themed activity or book! You can choose your own writing prompt or use one of the ideas included in the resource.
To finish off the activity, students can color the pieces of their sunflower and then glue on petals and eyes. Attach the writing template between the two pieces of the sunflower and their craft is complete!
Pumpkin Fall Craft
We love to pair this pumpkin writing craft with The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll. After reading the story together as a class, the kids complete their own writing piece that will be attached to the pumpkin. The writing templates are blank so you can pair them with any pumpkin activity or you can use the prompts provided!
To do the craft, students color the pieces of the pumpkin, then glue on the step, leaf and eyes. The last step is to attach the writing template to the inside of the pumpkin. I love using this activity as something fun to do before Halloween and the fall holidays! Here you can see we created an acrostic poem as our writing piece.
Scarecrow Fall Craft
If you love fall as much as I do, it isn’t complete without an activity using a scarecrow! Our favorite story to read is Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant. I love the imagination in the story as well as the beautiful pictures.
Students can write their own pieces about scarecrows using the templates provided or they can use the blank templates to come up with their own ideas. The templates provide the opportunity for many options. Once they are ready, they can color the pieces of the scarecrow and glue on his features. The writing templates fit perfectly under the scarecrows eyes and above his nose.
Owl Fall Craft
We learn about different animals all year long, but I especially like to touch on owls in the fall. I like to read Owls by Gail Gibbons to teach students about different types of owls, their habitats, what they eat and how cool they are!
Once we’ve read the story and sometimes more, students complete their writing activity and then attach it to the owl craft. The writing templates are blank so they are easy to customize and use with any owl or fall activity. The craft is easy to assemble, too. Students just color the pieces and then glue on the eyes, wings, beak and feet. The writing piece goes in the center!
Apple Fall Craft
The final fall craft can be found in the Freebie Vault. All you have to do is enter your name and email address!
To see how to create this Apple Fall Craft, check out the video below!
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