Author: deanna

Fall Word Study

The following activities and worksheets provide opportunities for students to engage in word study using nouns, verbs and adjectives that are related to the fall season. Autumn Leaves Word...

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Winter Compound Word Sort

The following activity uses compound words that relate to wintertime. Simply print the winter compound word list on heavy paper, cut out each mitten and laminate. Students can then manipulate the cards to form winter compound words or take turns using them as part of a matching game. A recording sheet is also included for students to write down the wintertime compound words that they create. Winter Compound Word Match Winter Compound Word Recording...

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We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt Follow-up Activities

A great way to introduce children to the wonders of the fall season…We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt┬áby Steve Metzger is a story about three friends who go on a hiking adventure in search of leaves. Read the story aloud and then set out on your own outdoor adventure! Provide children with small paper bags so they can collect their own leaf samples. Samples can then be used to complete the following activities: Leaf Hunt Sensory Sheet–Students describe what they saw, smelled, heard and felt on their leaf hunt. Leaf Hunt Graph–Students use the graph to show how many...

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Fall Color Wheel

This activity is great for use as a learning center. It was designed to accompany the book We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger, so leaves first need to be collected. If you are short on time, provide a small paper bag for students to collect their leaves during recess. Once leaves are gathered, students will sort their leaves by color using the Fall Color Wheel. A Fall Color Wheel Graph and follow-up questions are provided for students to interpret their results. Fall Color Wheel Fall Color Wheel Graph Color Wheel...

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Autumn Leaf Banner

This Autumn Banner offers a fun activity that allows for creative expression and sensory exploration. Created as a follow-up activity to the book We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger, ┬ástudents will first gather leaves to use for the banner. To further implement, simply lay out a long sheet of butcher paper, plates with various paints that represent fall colors, brushes and leaves gathered from your leaf hunt. Allow students, in small groups, to brush leaves with paint and them print them onto the paper. Don’t forget to provide smocks for each child to wear to protect...

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