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Scarecrow Letter Recognition Activity

What do scarecrows eat? Straw, of course! Your kids will have fun “feeding” the scarecrow in this Scarecrow Letter Recognition Activity!

Fall literacy activities like this one are a hands-on way for your young learners to practice identifying letters by their shapes and names.

This autumn-themed activity can be used as an independent or guided resource in any early elementary classroom or homeschool.

Letter Naming Activity

Letter recognition is an important skill for young children to practice. Not only does it help them understand the alphabet, but it also helps them with early reading and writing skills.

When kids can identify letters by their shapes and names, they are better able to sound out words and identify letter patterns. This makes it easier for them to learn to read and write.

By providing opportunities for letter recognition practice, parents and teachers can help ensure that their kids have a strong foundation for literacy learning.

Getting Ready to Use the Fall Letter Naming Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Scarecrow to Feed
  • 26 Capital Letter Straw Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Straw Cards

What Else Is Needed:

To prepare this letter recognition activity, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Next, download and print the scarecrow and straw cards on white card stock.

Fall literacy activities

Then, laminate the printables and cut out the scarecrow and straw cards.

Finally, tape or glue the scarecrow onto a paper bag or cardboard box and cut out its mouth. 

How to Use the Fall Letter Recognition Activity:

For this alphabet identification activity, your young learners will first pick a straw card.

Learning the ABC's

Next, they will say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the scarecrow.

If your kids are just starting to work on letter recognition, start with just a few capital or lowercase cards.

Alphabet Identification Activity

You can add more cards as they learn to identify the letters by their shapes and names.

If your children know all the letter names, they can practice saying their sounds as they feed the scarecrow.

Letter recognition activity

It’s easy to differentiate this Scarecrow Letter Recognition Activity to meet the needs of all your young learners this fall!

More Fall Literacy Activities:

To extend this autumn-themed activity, you can pair it with these picture books and other literacy resources.

Fall Books for Kids:

Reading these picture books to your preschoolers and kindergarteners is a great way to teach them all about the season.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher

The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry

Fall Activities for Kids:

From writing strokes to letter recognition, your young learners can work on many different skills with these fun-filled fall activities!

Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity

Apple Tracing Worksheets

Pumpkin Alphabet Sensory Bin

You May Also Like the Fall Morning Tubs:

These Fall Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities that your preschoolers and kindergarteners can use to review or learn new literacy and math concepts.

From letter matching to beginning sounds, your kids will work on a variety of literacy skills through engaging and entertaining themed activities.

Click on the picture to learn more about the resources that are included in this bundle! 

Download the Scarecrow Letter Naming Activity:

To get the free printables for the Scarecrow Letter Recognition Activity, fill out the form below.


Wednesday 1st of November 2023

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Sunday 4th of September 2022

This will help my preA kids.

Lise Quan

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Great resources!

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