This page provides Scarecrow themed games and activity ideas. Who is the most famous Scarecrow of all time? That's right. The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow. He warmed our hearts with his wisdom. Now you can prove you know how to throw a Scarecrow Party filled with fun. Try out the many Scarecrow ideas by clicking on the free download links or download printable activities to have everything at your fingertips. Games and activities cover multiple dimensions of wellness.
Scarecrow meaning - an object, usually made to resemble a human figure, set up to scare birds away from a field of crops.
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3D Bulletin Boards really bring your theme to life. Use real items, such as:
Scarecrow Door Decoration
Host a door decoration contest. Participants must use a scarecrow.
Pick a theme for your competition. For example:
There are (3) different ways to use these free voting ballots. After reviewing all door decorations:
Afterwards, tally all the votes and announce a winner. Give certificates or prizes.
Scarecrow Costume Makeup
Using costume makeup or face paint, create a scarecrow face on a pumpkin.
Be creative and paint faces with teeth, eyes, add a hat, hay for hair, or even a wig
You can use the painted pumpkin as a Scarecrow head for a scarecrow building activity or for decorations.
Scarecrow Craft Ideas
There are many scarecrow craft ideas available on the internet, like creating your own Scarecrow Doll from Corn Husks. You will need corn husks and silk, white glue, string, thread, and fabric scraps.
You can also make a Scarecrow Doll by following this sewing pattern.
Place your finished Scarecrow Dolls in a small garden for outdoor decoration. Make and name several dolls to have a Scarecrow Village.
Make these delicious Scarecrow Cupcakes.
Have a cupcake decoration competition or just decorate them all and pass them out at a social. Use candy corn, pretzel sticks, chocolate icing, etc.
Look up Scarecrow Contest pictures and you be the judge of the best.
Invite the community, family, and friends, to a Build-A-Scarecrow social, serve Scarecrow snacks. To raise funds, purchase the hay and clothes (thrift store) and charge families ($3.00), for example, to come in and participate. You can also assemble multiple scarecrows (small, medium, large) and sell them accordingly ($5, $8, $10).
Scarecrow Counting Crows
Use this Scarecrow game to test your vision and math skills. All you need is (1) die to get started. Player 1 rolls the die and has to count that many crows and place them on the scarecrow. You can create an independent math activity by adding and subtracting crows by requiring a player to roll twice. Print the crows on festive, bright paper (orange, yellow, etc.) and cut them into squares after laminating.
How to play with a group: Print a scarecrow and at least 10 sheets of crows for a total of (60) crows, which is the highest amount of crows possible. The object of the game is to be the team with the least amount of crows on their scarecrow by the end of the game. Each team should have a minimum of 2 people. Each player will roll the die once and place that many crows on the scarecrow. You can print the scarecrow on larger paper if needed. The first (10) rolls will be added together and the last (10) rolls will be subtracted from the first number for a total of (20) rolls per team. For example, first (10) rolls total (43), second (10) rolls total (34), to get the final score subtract the second round from the first 43-34=9. If the other teams receives a lower total, then that team wins.
Challenge: Add difficulty to this game by requiring that the final score cannot be a negative number. Using the above example, if the second round of rolls totaled more than 43 (first round of rolls total) then that team is then disqualified.
Scarecrow Word Game
How many words can you make from the word "Scarecrow"? (Example, worse, care, row, etc)
Scarecrow Memory Game
Scarecrow traveled with Dorothy to see the Wizard of Oz so that he could get a brain. To test your memory you must remember as many items on the tray as possible. Just print, laminate, and play. No other supplies is needed. There are (3) ways to play:
Tie breaker, cover (1) item on the tray and have teams answer what they think is missing.
Activity Extension - Ask follow up questions about the objects on each tray. For example, have you ever eaten an eggplant, have you ever used an ax, have you ever traveled by bicycle, when did you last have popcorn, what time does the clock say right now, have you ever milked a cow, what is the difference in cooking on the stove vs in the oven, etc.
Scarecrow Name 10 Game
Have you ever had a word on the tip of your tongue? This game will make you rack your brain to come up with a list of 10 items in random categories. For example, Name 10:
Things Seen in a Garden
Scarecrow Building Items
Wizard of Oz Characters
Scarecrow Garden Vegetable Game
In current day, scarecrows are built for fun and decoration. The history of scarecrows shows that they were created to scare birds away from crops. Between the birds in the sky and animals on the ground, the scarecrow has to protect the entire garden. Name the garden vegetables pictured on the card. There are (4) ways to play:
Scarecrow Photo of the Week
Scarecrows are in the field from sun up to sun down, can you imagine the stories a Scarecrow would tell if it could talk? This game gives you one full page size photo, the object of the game is to describe what you think is going on in the picture. Hold on to your hats, these stories can get funny.
Use the photo of the week as an assessment. Pick (1) photo and have the person give their description. Pick a time period (1, 3, 6 months) and have the person give their description again using the original photo. Compare notes and determine whether critical and cognitive thinking skills, improved or declined.
Scarecrow Poem & Song
I'm a Little Scarecrow (Tune: I'm a Little Tea Pot)
I'm a little scarecrow tattered and worn,
I wear a hat and my shirt is torn.
When the crows fly here I wave and shout,
"AWAY FROM MY GARDEN, NOW GET OUT!"
Scarecrow Face Paint
Invite children to get their faces painted like scarecrows.
Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane) has been a fictional villain of Batman, published by DC Comics, since 1941. Check out digital or paperback comics from your local library, such as, Batman or other favorite comic characters for this walk down memory lane.
Have the men assemble the Scarecrow stands for your scarecrow building activity. Invite the local boy scouts to help.
Scarecrow Coloring Pages
Adult coloring has risen in popularity because of its calming benefits and its ability to express creativity in a new way.
Challenge: Fill in the background behind Toto. Is he in a park, on his porch, at a beach, on a boat, on the yellow brick road, outer space, etc.
Why did the scarecrow win an award?
He was out standing in his field
What is a scarecrow's favorite fruit?
Why did the Scarecrow comedian fail?
Because all of his jokes were corny
Book a scarecrow tour at a local farm, corn maze, or pumpkin patch. How exciting it would be to see a real scarecrow in action!
You will need (3) straw or burlap hats and at least (3) pumpkins or scarecrows. The object of the game is to try to toss the hats onto the head of each scarecrow. To make this game a competition, assign points to each Scarecrow Head. Whoever receives the most points, wins.
Needle in a Haystack
You will need a medium sized container, hay, and at least 5 objects (small pumpkins). Put the objects inside of the container and place the hay over the objects. The object of this activity is to find all objects in the hay. To extend this activity, ask:
This scarecrow workout for your shoulders, arms, and core tones your upper body muscles and helps to strengthen balance. This exercise can be done with no weights or with small dumbbells. With your shoulders level, rotate both arms forward/down, hold for 5 seconds, then rotate back/up, and hold for 5 seconds. Complete 10 reps.
To add challenge, rotate the right arm down while the left arm rotates up, then complete on the other side. Another level of challenge is to march in place or lunge forward/backward as you are rotating in and out of this scarecrow exercise. Use an exercise ball to lay on your stomach or back and help keep your balance while performing this workout.
Host a scarecrow festival with games, activities, and snacks. Watch The Wizard of Oz (the movie with the scarecrow). Turn on themed scarecrow music and have a dance off or competition. Shuffle the cards and choose one. Have one person dance like the word on each card - "Scarecrow".
Give out scarecrow earrings and comic books for party favors.
Clothing can be obtained from your local thrift store for as low as $0.25/piece. Put together a kit with all the needed supplies to make a scarecrow, include:
Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt
Use the scarecrow kit and organize at least two teams. Each team must find each item in the scarecrow's outfit (hat, gloves, shirt, pants, etc.) and be the first team to completely dress their scarecrow in order to win.