Fall is in the air, and our classroom environment usually reflects the season in some way, even if the weather doesn’t. We love changing out our writing centers to reflect holidays and seasons. It keeps writing fresh and exciting for the students, which keeps them engaged in their learning (which is just what I am aiming for!) These fall writing centers are perfect for early writers to practice labeling, building vocabulary, sentence writing, and more!
Fall Writing Centers
Like all of our writing centers, once kids know the routines, they are able to do them completely independently.
That’s right – you won’t have to teach the activities over and over as if they were brand new!
I give instructions early in the year with our Back to School writing centers, and then as I change out themes throughout the year, kids know what to do and I am not wasting precious writing time (because we know that kids get better at writing by actually writing) reteaching routines or giving instructions – that’s a win!
Kids work on these fall writing centers with the following vocabulary words: scarecrow, pumpkin, pumpkin pie, apple, squirrel, turkey, leaves, and apple pie.
The vocabulary cards come 4 to a page (8 words total) and are the perfect size to go along with all of the activities. I cut them out and laminate them before adding them to the writing center.
One of the kids’ favorite centers to use the writing cards in is the “Write It!” activity page. This is like a traditional “write the room” activity, and you can choose how you use it with your students.
You can have the recording sheets at the table with the cards in a pocket chart for the kids to see and simply record, you can hide them in a sensory bin, or you can post them all around them room on the walls and let kids walk around with clipboards as they label the pictures.
However you decide to do it, it’s always a hit!
A great way to introduce the vocabulary in the beginning is to complete the mini “Write It!” books for fall.
Each page contains a picture that matches a labeling card, and a space for the students to write the word and then color the picture.
The “Trace and Paste” activity gives us a chance to work on those ever-important scissor skills!
It’s a great small group activity or whole class as well. Just trace over the words, then cut and paste the matching pictures next to them (use the vocabulary cards to help).
Kids ALWAYS love dry erase markers (at least mine do!) so when I add these vocabulary strips to the writing center, it’s an exciting day because Expos are involved.
Just print the strips, laminate them, and then add them to a writing center with the vocabulary cards.
We use clean kid socks as erasers. They make perfect storage for the markers, too – just slip them inside!
The fall story book is great for a continued project or themed journal. You could even send it home for kids to work on writing with their families!
You can print the pages double sided and use the cover page to create a journal, or you can just use single pages as writing sheets in the writing center if you prefer.
The goal is for kids to write a few sentences or a short story about the fall-themed picture. In Kindergarten this may look a variety of different ways.
You may have scribbles and then the written vocabulary word that they copied. You may have just the vocabulary word written several times, or you may have an actual sentence or two. All are ok!
The goal is to get the students writing where they are at and enjoying it.
There are tons of fun fall writing activities in this pack!
All the colored pages such as the vocabulary cards and strips also come in black and white to save you ink if you choose.
Grab the centers below and have writing centers fully done and ready to go for you and your class this fall!
Grab Your Set
Ready for tons of fall-themed writing fun? Grab your copies of these fall writing centers and activities in our Teachers Pay Teachers shop on their own, or in a money saving bundle of writing center activities for the year!