Fall Learning Fun Round-up and Mega Giveaway

Fall Learning Fun Round-up and Mega Giveaway


This post has links and printables for fall learning fun, as well as a linky party and a mega giveaway.  First, the learning!

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20 Fall Learning Activities for Preschoolers




Here are 20 toddler fall learning activities for preschoolers described in an informational blog post by Toddler Approved. The post shares learning activities centered around preschool concepts like learning about numbers, the alphabet, hands-on science, shapes, and color activities.

leaf by Thistle Girl Designs

apple unit ideas by the Measured Mom

Next, learning with a round up of fall apple theme ideas is fun with 40+ ideas from the Measured Mom. The Measured Mom always has nice educational child-centered activities and lots of free printables to share.  This post has ideas for an apple unit for K-2. It includes links to MANY free printables, DYI ideas, and even a linky party. These could all be used at home or at school.

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Wildflower Ramblings has a set of free leaf identification printable set of cards.  You could print these off on a smaller scale (at four per page), punch a hole in the corner, and put a ring binder on these to take with you for leaf hunting with your own little botanist. They would also be a nice set for homeschools or schools.

leaf by Thistle Girls Designs





Montessori-Inspired Autumn Leaf Unit

Living Montessori Today has a Montessori-inspired autumn leaf blog post with many wonderful ideas for children. This post has links to some amazing resources available online. There is a link to Deb’s Autumn Leaf Unit Study board on Pinterest which has even more links to resources of all types and for a wide range of ages. The ideas for children to do are so clearly laid out and demonstrated well in photos so they are easy to replicate at home or at school.

leaf by Thistle Girls Designs




The Jenny Evolution has fall sensory activities at your fingertips at this blog post. Each link goes to a post with complete information, such as the apple sewing craft. This craft has step by step information, a list of supplies needed, and photos to help understand the project.


Complete directions with step by step photos, supplies required, and tips on how to complete fall leaves using black glue art project are at this post by the Mess for Less blog.

leaf by Thistle Girl Designs

leaf by Graphics factory



Building a Bat House and Garden

Crystal’s Tiny Treasures has a post about building a bat house and garden, written beginning with her son’s desire to learn about echolocation. The family attended International Bat Night to learn about homes for bats and much more. They built a double chambered bat house, for one thing. Later, they turned bat detectors on and set them to 50 frequency. Learn more at her post.

bat by thistle girls designs

kid's activities blog 50 fall activities for family time

The Kid’s Activities Blog has a post with 50 autumn activities for family time.  This resource has ideas for everyone. For them, Autumn means a chance to go on fun family dates. Each Saturday morning they do an activity together as a family. Get some ideas for your family at this post.

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Autumn-Nature-Exploration-TableThe Imagination Tree blog post about their Autumn Exploration Table might inspire you to offer some hands-on learning for your children or students.  They found an abundance of leaves, conkers, acorns and seeds outside over the past few weeks, and put together a sensory and educational table.  Looks like so much fun, too.

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75 Halloween Craft Ideas for KidsThe Powerful Mothering blog has a post with 75 Halloween craft ideas for kids. Some of the links are Easy Halloween Craft Ideas which are perfect for your toddler and preschooler. I hope your family will find some enjoyable activities in this wonderful post with links and photos.

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Ghost bowling is a fun activity that children can help make and have fun using, too.  No Time For Flashcards has a post at this link with photos and information about how to make this game. Step by step information is provided.

ghost by Thistle Girl Designs



October freebies from Wise Owl Factory





Have you seen the Wise Owl Factory October and November freebies page?  Click on this link to find all the ALWAYS free resources.

leaf by Thistle Girls Designs


Now what you probably want to know! There will be four $500 CASH Cash Prizes. This will be an international giveaway, via PayPal only will be awarded. You need  a PayPal account to win.

This giveaway will run from Friday September 19 – Wednesday 15 October (4 weeks)

Win one of FOUR $500 cash prizes directly in your paypal account! This giveaway is open internationally. You must be 18+ years old to enter. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Please see detailed terms and conditions below the giveaway for more info.
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Fall Linky Party

Thank you for reading, Carolyn

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Ch-Sh-Th-Wh Interactive Student Notebook Foldables and Teaching Materials

Ch-Sh-Th-Wh Interactive Student Notebook Foldables and Teaching Materials

My newest product is for teaching four digraphs and is named: Ch-Sh-Th-Wh Interactive Student Notebook Foldables and Teaching Materials.  It includes 187 pages with student interactive foldables, read the room with alphabetizing, teaching materials such as pocket chart cards, letter sized teaching posters, and more. So far I have it on Teachers Pay Teachers.  In the preview PDF file, there is one freebie page for the initial digraph sh. This page is available for free in the preview for the new product on TpT. The product is 50% off right now, too.

Scroll down to see also a new graphing and word word freebie.

free page in preview for digraph product

This product was made with art from Artistic Educational Clip Art, as you can see by the cover if you are aware of this clip art store on TpT.

Ch-Sh-Th-Wh Interactive Student Notebook Foldables and Teaching MaterialsAnother product recently made with this clip art is FREE and available now on TpT, also. It has 8 free pages and includes:

Free Graphing and Word Activities Grade 2 Castle Fantasy Theme
*no-prep black and white graphing page
*no-prep different graphing page in color
(put in plastic sleeve and dry makers for reuse)
*very low prep read the room
*very low prep skip counting by 3’s puzzle
*word flip book construction instructions with photos
*word work printable pages in color and in black and white
*alphabetical order word puzzle
*word cards in color and in black and white

Free Graphing and Word Activities Grade 2 Castle Fantasy ThemeThank you for reading,

Carolyn Wilhelm



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Skillful Scarecrow Activities and Free Roll-a-Scarecrow Page

Skillful Scarecrow Activities and Free Roll-a-Scarecrow Page

This post is about my Skillful Scarecrow Activities Product, and includes a free Roll-a-Scarecrow printable page near the end of the post.  SKILLFUL SCARECROW does not have a holiday theme. I made it with just fall clip art so it could be used anytime in the fall. Writing, math, and reading centers, and a printable game are all included. 78 pages of fall fun! Although I’m sad to see the leaves turning color already, the colors will be beautiful and many nice weather days are still ahead. centers and writing frames skillful scarecrow cover Here is a picture of pages in the SK center and optional game. Recording pages are included. demo-skillful-scarecrows-May-2014b Centers and Writing Frames: Skillful Scarecrow PDF, 78 pages
Skillful Scarecrows
Scarecrow Theme
Table of Contents
Pages 5–16 Math Center counting and skip counting up to 120, and corresponding recording pages
Pages 17–28 SK Word Center, word mats, recording page
Pages 29-55 Writing Frames and Rubrics, 3 different story starters, differentiated writing paper
Pages 56-63 Scarecrow and Crow Game, sc and cr words,
or use game board with the additional number patterns
Pages 64-66 Fall Class Decor
Pages 67-78 Graphing and activities demo-skillful-scarecrows   This is a picture of pages in the writing activities and the math center.  The writing center has different covers with titles that are story prompts.  It includes a word bank.demo-skillful-scarecrows-4 demo-skillful-scarecrows-May-2014d roll-a-scare-crow-cover Roll-a-Scarecrow has NO PREP graphing and printable work with 3 addends. To reuse the graphing page, just place them in a plastic sleeve and provide dry markers for the children.  Activities printed in color as so appealing, but the cost for classroom sets would be prohibitive. Most of this section has black and white printing. roll-a-scare-crow-demo FREE sample roll-a-scarecrow page here, odd numbers, 3 addends, one page, OPENS HERE 3 addends,free,scarecrow,odd numbersThank you for reading, Carolyn Wilhelm, signature

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