Primary Punchbowl: Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to our Fall Blog Hop!  Fall is my favorite time of the year!  The colors, the cooler temperatures, the comfy clothes and boot weather.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate my favorite season then by participating in a fall blog hop with some of my favorite blogging buddies.  Now grab a cup of hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte and start blog hopping to grab some great fall ideas to use in your classroom, some freebies, and a chance to win TpT gift certificates.  

I try to include a variety of fall read alouds during the season and one book in particular I love to read is The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown.  

This week we are working on the letter Ss and I always incorporate this book into my lesson plans.

If you haven't read the story it is about a little scarecrow boy who wants to go out and scare the crows like his Dad.  His Dad tells him that he is not scary enough, but the boy decides to go out anyways.  As he tries to scare the crows he is quickly learning that he is gotten into more than he can handle and his "scary faces" are not doing the trick.  His Dad swoops in and saves the day and helps the little scarecrow boy scare the crows and the scarecrow boy learns a valuable lesson that he needs to listen to his parents and wait until he is ready.  This story lends itself to a lot of great discussions and inferences.  

We talk about the lessons learned and then talk about lessons that they have learned.  We also make scarecrows out of shapes. 

Use this Fall Freebie during literacy centers to practice letter/beginning sounds.  Students can spin the spinner and color the picture that matches the letter.  

The following products are 50% percent off throughout the Fall Blog Hop.  You can access them here

These packets can be used as you read and work on beginning, middle, end and story elements of Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.  

The Five Senses Packet has vocabulary cards, an emergent reader, graphic organizer, and concentration game. 

Use this literacy packet to practice letter/sound identification, beginning sounds, sight words, and sentence structure. 

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Be sure to hop over to the other great blogs to grab some fall freebies and other great ideas.  Also, be sure to hop over to our new collaborative blog The Primary Punchbowl for a chance to win some great prizes including a pair of Kendra Scott Earrings.

Happy Fall!


  1. I have never heard of that book, but it sounds so valuable!! I am on my way to find it on Amazon! I also love your freebie! Cute idea!
    Very Perry Classroom

  2. I love The Little Scarecrow Boy! I read it every year, too. Such a great fall themed freebie! I will definitely be using this with my kinders. Thank you!
    Always Kindergarten

  3. Cute book! That was always in my fall book stack too that I loved reading with my second graders.

    Sara J Creations

  4. You are one busy girl. Fantastic job on your post in the middle of moving! Great book you shared, one of favorites! Love the freebie! Anything with a spinner is always fun! Thanks so much!

    Luv My Kinders

  5. Thank you Love for being such a great leader! You are such a trooper! Your activities are so much fun! Love it! Thank you for sharing!


  6. I've gotta check out that book, it sounds too cute! Your products look great, Diana! Enjoy the season!

  7. Ahhh! So many cute things here, Dianna! We have never read that book and are going to be on the hunt for it! Also, we JUST finished a month-long study on those classic tales. We are heading over to your store now to have them for next year! They are precious...and perfect for us! Thank you!

    Happy Fall!
    Ashley and Brooklynn

  8. Hi! Great post! What a cute book...I haven't seen that one before! Thanks for sharing your freebie!
    Mrs B's First Grade