Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We Explore Resource List: Fall/Harvest

While I run the We Explore Art series my colleagues run We Explore Outdoors/Fall/Preschool Adventures. I'm collecting here the resources I put together for them for the fall programs

Reading list bookmarks
Flannelboards and manipulatives
Rhymes, Songs, and Movement
  • Woolly bear caterpillars
    • brown pompoms, clothespins or popsicle sticks, glue
  • Squirrel ears
    • Strips of brown paper, brown triangles, stapler
    • Staple triangles to strips, then staple strips together to make a crown
  • Flying geese
    • die cut birds, popsicles, tape or ribbon
    • You can either tape the "geese" directly to the stick to make a puppet or attach them to a ribbon and tie the ribbons to the stick, then run to make them "fly"
  • Leaf colors
    • die cut white leaves, paint or drawing materials
Vocabulary and Concepts
    • Migration
    • Hibernation
    • Fall & Autumn
    • Seasons
    • Colors (red, orange, brown, yellow, green)
Books for babies and toddlers (*nonfiction, B-boardbook)
  • *Crayola Fall Colors
  • *Every Autumn comes the bear by Jim Arnosky
  • *Racoons and ripe corn by Jim Arnosky
  • B-Walk and see, 123 by Rosalind Beardshaw
  • *Rainy, Sunny, Blowy, Snowy by Jane Brocket
  • *From apple trees to cider please by Chernesky
  • Pick a circle, gather squares by Chernesky
  • Nuts to you by Lois Ehlert
  • Leaf man by Lois Ehlert
  • Kitten's autumn by Eugenie Fernandes
  • *Animals in fall by Martha Rustad
  • Full of fall by April Pulley Sayre
  • Honey by David Ezra Stein
  • B-Babies in the forest by Ginger Swift
  • B-Stormy night by Salina Yoon
  • *Watching the seasons: Fall (Bullfrog Books)
  • *What happens in fall? (Bullfrog Books)
Books for preschool (*nonfiction)
  • Time for cranberries by Detlefsen
  • In the garden, who's been here? by Lindsay George
  • *Awesome autumn by Bruce Goldstone
  • Tap the magic tree by Christie Matheson
  • *How do you know it's fall? by Ruth Owen
  • Goodbye summer hello autumn by Kenard Pak
  • *Secret life of the woolly bear caterpillar by Laurence Pringle
  • *See what we eat by Scot Ritchie
  • *Hello autumn by Shelley Rotner
  • *Fall leaves: Colorful and crunchy by Martha Rustad
  • *Colors of fall by Laura Purdie Salas
  • *Eat like a bear by April Pulley Sayre
  • *Pick, pull, snap: where once a flower bloomed by Lola Schaefer
  • Tractor Mac: Harvest time by Billy Steers
  • *Winter's coming by Jan Thornhill
  • Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler

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