Ahh, Fall.

That magical time of year between the humid heat of Summer, and brisk freeze of Winter. The season is marked by crisp air, fresh apples, and colorful leaves that both decorate trees and give a delightful "crunch" when stepped upon.

We might not have Pumpkin Spice Lattes here in the PRC, but that's hardly an excuse not to celebrate Fall. It's the perfect time of year to take class outside; teach about fall traditions and the way westerners essentially celebrate the season, with fall clothes (scarf, boot, beanie, etc), activities (picking apples, American football, pumpkin-flavored everything) and the anticipation of fall holidays (Columbus Day, Native American's Day, Yom Kippur, Presidents Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday).

Here's the best collection of Autumn ESL ideas that incorporate kinesthetic and tactile learning.

 c/o www.meaningfulmama.com

c/o www.meaningfulmama.com

Leaves

 c/o www.howelearn.com

c/o www.howelearn.com

  • Hang a mobile in your class. Use sticks, acorns, jingle bells and other pieces of nature to decorate the room. 
  • Have your class contribute to a massive leaf-mane lion. It's great wall decoration for a class or office. 
 here's the instructions (in French!) 

here's the instructions (in French!) 

 

Apples

 c/o www.pbs.org

c/o www.pbs.org

  • In fact, apples are great for teaching numbers and counting. Have your students assemble these simple paper apples, and use seeds or buttons for a fun activity. 
  • Make yarn apples! If you don't have a muffin tin, swap it out for paper cups. 
 c/o www.handsonaswegrow.com

c/o www.handsonaswegrow.com

  • If your kids are artistically-challenged, just go apple bowling. You only need 6 water bottles and a few apples. 

Animals

 c/o www.petiteandsmall.com

c/o www.petiteandsmall.com

  • Paint onto leaves, making bugs, or whatever creature is inspired by the leaves' shapes! 
 c/o www.petiteandsmall.com

c/o www.petiteandsmall.com

Go Camping

Camping is something many of your students have never experienced. Along with lots of new vocabulary, share some fun camping activities:

 If true S'mores are too much work, make this snack mix. c/o www.cozycountryliving.com

If true S'mores are too much work, make this snack mix. c/o www.cozycountryliving.com

  • This mason jar-themed paper will teach your students how to introduce themselves. 
  • Make a personal or classroom sized campfire! Pro-tip: hide Christmas lights inside so it really glows!
 c/o www.aboutfamilycrafts.com

c/o www.aboutfamilycrafts.com

 

Worksheets


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