Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The temperature here in Texas is finally a little more bearable, school routines are in full swing, and the fun holidays are creeping closer. The leaves are falling off the trees and the days are getting shorter. If you live near a farming community, you may find yourself picking apples or pumpkins on the weekends. Or maybe you’re a big football fan, spending Sundays on the couch cheering for your favorite team. In the classroom, we enjoy learning about the changing season with our Kindergarten Fall Science Unit.
However you like to spend your fall, the change in season gives us the perfect opportunity to switch up the themes in our materials and really bring fall to life inside the classroom. We decorate our room with these painted football and paper bag apple crafts. And then we dive right into the season with some fun fall bingo and our stacks of books all about fall.
I love to start fall with all things apple-related, like this apple writing center and apple editable sight word activity. We make counting fun with our apple seed number match-up game. And to add in some STEM, we do our apple boats activity. This hands-on experiment is so much fun that our students are learning without realizing they’re learning.
Each month, I help my students practice and review their math and literacy skills during center time, and these September centers make my life so much easier. They come with 40 centers that are covered in adorable fall clipart, turning my classroom into an autumn adventure.
And if I need any other centers during fall, I usually pull out one of my favorite match-ups from this Fall Leaves Match-Up Bundle. It’s great to have so many different centers and activities stored and ready to pull from whenever I need them!
When it comes to the last week or two of September, and we’re ready to celebrate the autumnal equinox, I make sure to add this Fall Season Science Unit for Kindergarten in my lesson plans for science. This unit will have everyone excited for the new season!
Kindergarten Fall Season Science Unit
This Fall Season Science Unit for kindergarten is chocked full of incredible activities that will make your students experts on the season of fall in no time! Teach your little learners about what people might wear, see, and do in the season of fall.
This seasonal science unit is full of teacher materials, lesson content, and bonus resources to make learning about fall fun. You and your students will love learning about fall with the hands-on activities, real-life pictures, games, crafts, and more that come in this unit.
Inside You’ll Find:
- Unit Overview
- Lesson Plans
- At-Home Letter
- Teacher Guide
- Science Center Instructions
- Science Questions
- Book, Video, and Song Lists
- Fall Posters and PowerPoint
- Fall “I See” Hat
- Things We Wear and Do in Fall Posters and PowerPoint
- Things We Wear and Do in Fall Sort
- Things We See, Wear, and Do in Fall Worksheets
- Trees Through the Seasons Posters and PowerPoint
- Fall Tree Craft
- Animals in Fall Posters, PowerPoint, and Worksheets
- Leaf Investigation Worksheet
- Fall Review Craftivity
- Question of the Week
- Fall Scavenger Hunt
Bonus Materials Included in the Fall Unit:
- Writing Center Materials
- Definition Posters
- Word Wall Cards
- Circle Maps
- I See Leaves Emergent Reader
- What We See and Do Emergent Readers
- Graphic Organizers
- Write and Draw Worksheets
- Fall Voting Page
- Fall Sort
- Fall Bingo Game
- Fall Sensory Bin Ideas
- Bag of Fall Label and Parent Leaf Letter
- Fall Sequencing Activity
- Fall STEM Activity
Suggested Materials for the Fall Science Unit
- Copy Paper
- Construction Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Sheets
- Coloring Tools
Using the Kindergarten Fall Season Science Unit
Once you purchase and download the Fall Season Unit for kindergarten, you can check out everything inside! You’ll find one large PDF with all of the fantastic activities and resources, plus you’ll see four PowerPoint presentations to use throughout the unit.
But you want to know what this unit is all about right? Okay, here it is. First up you’ll be able to introduce the season of fall and when it happens. You’ll probably touch upon discussing the four seasons in general and how fall is one of the four. Then you can dive deeper into all of the fun stuff! You’ll have everything you need to teach your students about what people might see, do, and wear during fall. Plus, you’ll have materials to teach your students about what some animals do during the season of fall. You’ll even discuss what trees look like in the season of fall. You’ll have worksheets, sorts, crafts, games, and even a scavenger hunt to use to make this the most engaging seasonal science unit that you’ve ever taught.
All of our science units include a Unit Overview. You’ll find this directly after the table of contents. It will give you a glimpse of everything that you have access to in the unit, including a few pictures to see what it looks like and a short paragraph on suggested use. This will help you understand everything that you now own, as well as help you decide on what you want to use.
Lesson Plans for the Week
The unit also includes fall season lesson plans for a week. These lesson plans are offered to you as an option, you do not have to follow them. Oftentimes, teachers purchase materials and then don’t know how to incorporate them into their teaching. That’s why we always offer suggested lesson plans, even if you just use them as a guide or for ideas.
The at-home letter is exactly what it sounds like: a letter to be sent home. Created two-to-a-page to make for easy printing and copying, this at-home letter can be sent home before you start the unit to give families an opportunity to know what their child is learning in science this week. The letter also provides suggestions on how families can get involved with the science topic at home with their child.
In case you’re not an expert on seasons and the season of fall, we’ve got you covered. Our teacher guide will give you information and fun facts about seasons, including why seasons occur, as well as more in-depth facts about fall. Use this guide to give you a little more background knowledge before teaching the unit and to be prepared for those kiddos that always want to know a little bit more!
Science Center Guide
The unit comes with a science center guide that you can read through to give you ideas on how to create an engaging science center while you’re implementing the fall science unit for kindergarten.
You can use the provided list of fall and general science questions to pique your students’ interest and get them thinking critically about the topic.
Book, Video, and Song Lists
I don’t know about you, but I love using books, videos, and songs in the classroom to break up lessons, start lessons, and transition to other parts of our day. With a clickable list for fall songs, books, and videos, you can save time and energy by not having to search and find all the best resources.
Fall Posters and PowerPoint
When you’re ready to begin the Kindergarten Fall Season Science Unit, you can start by using the Fall PowerPoint to introduce the subject to your students. The unit also comes with a matching set of posters, in case you’d prefer to print them out and display them in your classroom.
Fall “I See” Hat
After discussing what people might see during the season of fall, students can show what they’ve learned by creating this adorable hat.
Things We Wear and Do in Fall Posters and PowerPoint
Later on in the week, use this “Things We Wear and Do in Fall” PowerPoint to show your students what people might wear and do in the fall. You’ll also have a matching set of printable posters. Since we all live in different climates, make sure to include a discussion on what you and your students normally wear and do during fall.
Things We Wear and Do in Fall Sort
After you go through the PowerPoint about what you might wear and do in the fall, engage students in this hands-on group activity where they can help sort through and find the correct options of what people might wear and do during fall.
Things We See, Wear, and Do in Fall Worksheets
After introducing fall and what people might see, wear, and do in the fall, use any or all of the provided sorts and worksheets as independent or group work with your students.
Trees Through the Seasons Posters and PowerPoint
A major part of every season is recognizing what the trees are up to! Use this PowerPoint and matching set of posters to show your students real-life pictures of trees during all four seasons.
Fall Tree Craft
After discussing trees during all of the different seasons, your students can partake in a fun fine-motor and writing craft project to make a beautiful fall tree. Maybe you’ll even go outside to do some fall nature observations of trees with your class!
Animals in Fall PowerPoint, Posters, and Worksheets
If your students are anything like mine, they LOVE talking about animals. Use the PowerPoint, posters, and worksheets to teach your students what different animals do during the fall.
Leaf Investigation Sheet
Have students bring in some leaves (using the label and home letter that you’ll read about below), and have them complete a leaf investigation using the worksheet that comes in this unit.
Fall Review Craftivity
Once you’ve spent a couple of days, or the whole week, teaching and learning about everything to do with fall, students can create a cute and fun flip book craft activity to show what they’ve learned.
Question of the Week
This unit comes with the question “Have you ever jumped in a leaf pile?” Use this question as a hook to introduce the unit and the season of fall and to create great discussion among your class.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
If you’re looking to get out of the classroom, the unit comes with a fall scavenger hunt! Grab the clipboards and head outside, or even send it home for students to complete with their families.
Bonus Materials Included in the Fall Unit
Writing Center Materials
Our science units are full of science activities, but we also want to give you the resources needed to integrate the season of fall into every aspect of your curriculum. This unit comes with an awesome writing center that includes word cards, picture cards, and differentiated writing pages. These materials will surely help you create a fall season writing center that will spark your students’ creativity and imagination.
With any science unit, new vocabulary is introduced. Use the provided printable definition posters throughout the unit to help students understand the different vocabulary being used.
Word Wall Cards
For each word on the definition posters, you’ll have a word wall card as well. This means that throughout the unit as new words are introduced, you can add the words to your word wall, reading center, or your students’ tables.
Circle maps are a fun take on graphic organizers that can be used when introducing a subject or after a unit is taught. You can see what your students already know about the fall season before you start, or you can have them show what they’ve learned towards the end of the unit. Students can draw or write in the circle maps, depending on your preference and their ability level.
I See Leaves Emergent Reader
The unit comes with several easy readers. The “I See Leaves” reader can help students practice reading, numbers, and color words. This is an easy activity to do any time of day or to even leave with a substitute!
What We See and Do Emergent Readers
The two additional emergent readers are focused on what students have already learned about – what people might do and see in the fall. Each reader comes with a real-life picture version, a black & white clipart version, and an interactive cut & paste version.
My students and I love fingerplays. Any type of song, chant, or rhyme that we can repeat throughout the week as we transition from activity to activity or place to place is a win in my book. This unit comes with a fun fall fingerplay to use with your little ones.
In addition to the circle maps, the kindergarten fall season science unit comes with two more graphic organizers. One of them is a Venn diagram to use with your students to compare the season of fall with either spring, summer, or winter. The other graphic organizer is focused on the five senses and what you might see, hear, smell, taste, and touch in the fall.
Write and Draw Worksheets
In case you are interested in adding more writing opportunities during this unit, we also included some “Write or Draw Worksheets” to the fall science unit for kindergarten resources. The worksheets give students the opportunity and space to draw or write about fall, or more specifically, about what they do, see, or wear in the fall.
Fall Voting Page
To bring some counting and graphing into the unit, we’ve created a fall season voting page that you can use with your students. Take a class vote, asking students if they like fall or not, and record it on the voting sheet. Extend the activity by creating a graph on the board or chart paper.
Previously you read that the unit comes with specific sorts for what people wear, see, and do. The unit also comes with a more general fall sort that combines all three categories into one. Use this worksheet if you’re not spending a lot of time going through each topic.
Fall Bingo Game
Bingo is always a good idea in my classroom! I love to play at the end of the week or when I have a parent volunteer. The fall bingo game is a fun way to celebrate the end of your fall unit, or the first day of fall. The game comes with boards in both color and black & white.
Fall Sensory Bin Ideas
Sensory bins are fantastic for giving your students hands-on opportunities for learning. The unit comes with suggestions on creating an engaging kindergarten fall sensory experience for your students.
Bag of Fall Label and Parent Leaf Letter
Before having your students complete the leaf investigation mentioned above, send home a brown paper bag with the Bag of Fall label and parent leaf letter stapled onto it for students to collect some leaves at home.
Fall Sequencing Activity
Cross the curriculum by bringing literacy lessons into the unit with a hands-on sequencing activity. This activity will give students the chance to read, retell, and sequence the steps of raking leaves.
Fall STEM Activity
It wouldn’t be a kindergarten fall science unit if it didn’t include a STEM challenge! This unit comes with a fall-themed STEM challenge to complete with their classmates or independently. STEM activities are great for engaging your students’ critical thinking skills.
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