Tuesday, October 18, 2016

5 Fall Poems for Kids

Kids will Fall into Reading with these 5 Fall Poems for Kids about apples, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and turkeys.

Sung to familiar tunes, these 5 Fall Poems for kids can be used to reinforce reading strategies, rhyming, sight word recognition, tracking print, sequencing, retelling, and expressive language skills. 

Read on to see the printable poems for Fall, and get your FREE printable Build a Poem activity.

When reciting Scarecrow, Scarecrow, replace the word "crows" with a student's name. When you personalize poems for kids, they become more interested and engaged in reading. 

This Fall poem for kids can also become a personalized song for kids.  When singing in the tune of "Farmer in the Dell", simply replace the word "me", with a students' name.  This leaves poem is the perfect introduction to your leaves lessons and activities.  Students can go on a leaf scavenger hunt, create a leaf graph, journal about leaves, and retell the poem using leaves as props.  How stinkin' cute! 

Fall poems for kids are fun for shared reading, circle time, finger plays, mini-lessons to practice reading strategies, and reinforce sight words.

The Ten Little Apples printable poem is great for integrating math and reading in kindergarten and first grade.  This apple poem is also great to use with your apple lessons and field trips to an apple orchard.

I'm a Little Pumpkin printable poem for kids is great for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.  Use as a Halloween song and finger play, or as an intro to your pumpkin life cycle lessons and activities. 

Ted the Turkey is a Fall and Thanksgiving classic poem for kids! Replace "Ted" with a students' name, and watch as the class giggles and become eager to read it again!
The kids love doing Ted the Turkey, and other Fall poems, as a Build a Poem in the pocket chart center.

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