A Brief History of Scarecrows

Scarecrow genealogy is rooted in a rural life style. The Egyptians used the first scarecrows in recorded history to use to protect wheat fields along the Nile River from flocks of quail. Egyptian farmers installed wooden frames in their fields and covered them with nets. Then they hid in the fields, scared the quail into the nets and took them home to eat for dinner.

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Not So Scary Scarecrows

Although originally intended to be a canvas painting project, this fun and whimsical guy was accomplished by the 4th thru 8th grade class using black permanent marker and oil pastels.

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