Keep reading for some fun activities to go along with the book Harvest Party. These are designed for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten and are sure to be a hit with your little learners!
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Our September story of the month is Harvest Party by Jennifer O’Connell. This book is perfect for your fall or harvest theme in September, but you could also use it for your farm theme anytime of year! It’s a super cute rhyming & counting story that little ones will love!
The little farmers are super confused…where do all of their crops seem to be going?! They are missing 10 bushels of apples, 9 pumpkins, and more…where could they be? As the farmers count backwards to see everything that’s missing, they finally realize that the animals have been taking all of the items to throw a harvest party in the barn!
After reading this story, check out these fun Harvest Party book activities that include yummy Pig Bagels, an adorable Shape Cow, and a FREE printable math activity!
Adding these activities into your plans (at home or in the classroom!) will be sure to entertain your preschoolers while helping them learn important academic skills.
Have you seen a cuter breakfast in all your life?! These Pig Bagels are adorable and are sure to help your little one get excited about reading Harvest Party, which is filled with lots of farm animals (including two pigs who play banjos)! I was inspired by I Heart Crafy Things to make these!
- Spread the strawberry cream cheese across the mini bagel
- Cut a strawberry in half and place each half upside down on the bagel to make the pig’s ears
- Take two raisins (or chocolate chips!) and put them on the bagel as the pig’s eyes
- Cut one slice of a banana and place it underneath the eyes as the pig’s snout
- Enjoy your piggy breakfast!
Besides banjo-playing pigs, the book Harvest Party also has two cows that dance in the farmers’ shirts! Preschoolers will love how silly that is! To keep them excited about this story, have them make this Shape Cow craft. This activity is great for fine motor practice and shape recognition.
- Cut out the Shape Cow template pieces and put them together like shown in the picture
- Glue the Shape Cow to green construction paper
- Color the Shape Cow with black and pink crayons
- Then have your little one tell you a story about their Shape Cow! Encourage them to use their imagination to tell a creative story about their craft (They could even add a shirt to their cow, just like the cows in the story!)
FALL NUMBER MATS
The last of our Harvest Party activities is a FREEBIE for you! These Fall Number Mats go along perfectly with this counting story and cover numbers 1-10.
Each mat has the numeral on it, the number word (in a traceable font so little ones can practice writing the number word), and pictures to go along with the number. They also have a ten frame filled in to represent the number on the card.
You can have your little one do SO many things with these cards! Trace the number words, use play dough to make the numbers, use counters (like pom poms or mini erasers) to count the numbers in the ten frame, and more!
These are also great to talk about quantities (which one has the most and the least), number order, and one-to-one correspondence. And each mat comes in color AND black/white, so you can choose what will work best for you!
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Have you read Harvest party? Do you have any fun harvest-themed activities for preschoolers or kindergarteners that I should add to our list? Let me know! Comment below or find me on Instagram [@littleslovelearningblog] to share!