The Scarecrow’s Wedding craft and writing

We have not done fun crafty story based activities for ages but I noticed the past week that my youngest has been reading and rereading The Scarecrows’ Wedding to himself so I thought it might be fun to use the story for some crafting inspiration.

I knew Activity Village had a basic Scarecrow template so we printed out a few copies and then raided the crafting cupboard to see what we could add to the Scarecrows (and let’s be honest when making scarecrow’s you could really add anything as most Scarecrows are a bit scruffy and made up of old cast off items).  The kids seemed to like the idea of tissue paper, shredded paper, crafting feathers , we tried some wool but they did not like it and some magic maze.

Scarecrow Crafting activity for children. Use a basic template and let them create their own scarecrow

I love crafting activities like this were the kids can just let their imaginations go and play around with different materials.

Scarecrow craft activity for children made using an Activity Village template

They made a few.  And each one ended up looking very different and unique (although there did seem to be a pattern of using shredded paper for the Scarecrow’s hair).

Easy Scarecrow Craft activity inspired by The Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer. Made using a template from Activity Village

The craft was such a hit with the kids so I thought we would stick with our scarecrow theme and try to do some writing (this is something we are really working on at the moment but I will share some posts soon on what the kids are using and how it is going).

For our scarecrow writing we used the scarecrow themed writing paper from Activity Village.

Activity Village scarecrow themed writing paper. Perfect to use with the book The Scarecrow's Wedding

We like this themed paper as I can print off the normal lined page for my daughter and the handwriting lined page for her younger brother and they both have the same picture (perfect for different aged siblings who like working together).

Scarecrow themed writing paper from Activity Village. They have two different line versions of the paper for different writing abilities

And if you like all the Activity Village scarecrow themed pages they also have a stunning Scarecrow colouring page – my daughter loves this one (she has used it a few times over the past year).

Activity Village Scarecrow colouring page completed using STABILO 3-in-1's dipped into water

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An easy crafting activity for children inspired by The Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer

Easy Craft activity for children inspired by the Julia Donaldson story The Scarecrow's Wedding. Perfect for autumn and harvest themesScarecrow themed writing pages which can be used with the Julia Donaldson story The Scarecrow's Wedding or with an Autumn or Harvest theme



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3 Responses to The Scarecrow’s Wedding craft and writing

  1. Pingback: The Scarecrow’s wedding and scarecrow cookies | ofamily learning together

  2. another mom says:

    I love scarecrows and yours are especially nice. They are colourful and creative and quite unique so well done children….and mom for having crafting things at hand.


  3. Camie says:

    Oh my goodness! These scarecrows are adorable!


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