Harvest festivals: 13 ideas for primary teachers

Nicola Davison
03rd October 2016
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Harvest resources, lesson plans and ideas for primary

As this week marked the start of autumn, there’s no better time to start thinking about how to celebrate the harvest festivals with your class. We’ve chosen some of the top harvest-related resources to save you time and effort in your preparations for tackling this seasonal topic in the classroom.

Lesson planning inspiration

From lessons on making soup to thinking about where food comes from, these resources range from early years to KS2 and include schemes of work, full lessons and activities.  

  1. Pip at harvest: Photo story
  2. The Enormous Turnip and Stone Soup planning for EYFS*
  3. Fruit and vegetable guessing game
  4. KS1 Sukkot booklet and presentations
  5. Christian and Jewish harvest celebrations resource pack
  6. KS2 harvest festival and food around the world lesson
  7. Harvest-themed writing frames

Harvest assembly ideas

Make this year’s assembly a memorable one using these adaptable resources that consider the meaning of harvest both at home and abroad.

  1. H-A-R-V-E-S-T letter scramble
  2. Christian Aid harvest assembly plan and activities
  3. Harvest festivals around the world  

Songs for harvest

No celebration is complete without music and there are a wide variety of genres to inspire your own harvest sing-a-long.

  1. Vegetable rap with attitude
  2. Harvest-themed lyrics to Frozen’s Let It Go
  3. The harvest gospel song*

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This post was originally published on 24 September 2015, and was refreshed on 28 September 2016.

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