Looking for some fun and easy ways to incorporate all the things fall, into your classroom? Whether you are teaching an entire fall unit or just want to add some fall vibes to your daily activities, here are 5 fall books for kids and teaching activities your students will love!
Teaching about fall in the classroom is a great way to help your students develop an appreciation for nature and the changing seasons. The leaves changing color, animals preparing for winter, apples, pumpkins and chilly mornings… so many interesting and relevant things to learn about!
5 FALL BOOKS FOR KIDS
And what better place to start than with picture books! They provide lots of opportunities for children to develop their language and literacy skills, all around the topic of fall. Build new vocabulary, background knowledge and oral language skills through listening and discussion. Here are 5 books that are great for fall!
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson. This simple story is about Mouse going out to play on a fall day. Mouse sees leaves of all colors and shapes during his fall adventures.
Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland. This picture book has both beautiful illustrations and language. It is also filled with information about all the changes that fall brings.
The Leaves are Falling, One by One by Steve Metzger. This fun fall book is both a song and a counting book.
A Very Big Fall by Emmy Kastner. Change can be hard! This book is all about three leaves facing the big changes that fall will bring.
Leaves by David Ezra Stein. This is a book about a bear’s first autumn when the leaves begin to fall. This story follows the bear and the leaves through the seasons.
5 FALL TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Follow up a fall read-aloud with a math or literacy activity. Here are 5 teaching activities that are just-right for fall!
ABC Order – This fun cut and paste worksheet would make a great follow up for Mouse’s First Fall. Students practice identifying the letters of the alphabet and putting them in order.
It is Fall! Writing – Students write what they have learned about fall using their five senses. It could be completed after reading Fall Leaves as either a whole group activity or individually.
Fall Ten Frames – Learning about the numbers to 10? Read The Leaves are Falling, One by One and then have your students do this activity. Students color the leaves to represent numbers with ten frames.
Sentence Scrambles – These fall themed sentence scrambles make a great follow up to a fall read aloud. There are 3 to choose from with a variety of fall topics. Students unscramble the sentence, print the sentence and write their own sentence… working on a ton of literacy skills.
Color by Code – This color by code would make a great companion activity to all the books! Students practice number recognition, color words and writing a simple sentence. There is a differentiated version with teen numbers too!
All these fall activities and more can be found in my Fall Printable Pack. This resource is filled with fall math and literacy printables that are prep free. Not only are the activities easy to use but the set includes differentiated options for many of the activities. Great for a fall read-aloud followup, morning work, sub plans, fast finishers and more!
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