A Celebration of Scarecrows

Scarecrows have been known at least as long ago as ancient Egypt. In some cultures, people were sent to the fields to keep away the pests. The Creek Indians did this in America. Before modern times, the English would also send out the very young and the very old to their fields with noisemakers. All people rely on a good harvest to last them through the winter, and scarecrows, human or straw, help them to have one.

Did you know that scarecrows are also called:

Jacks-of-straw
Scarebirds
Tattybogles
Shoy-hoys?

Let's have some fun this harvest time with scarecrow crafts, scarecrow facts, and scarecrow stories.







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