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Fun for all the Family

011 Scarecrow Entries

How to build a Scarecrow for kids by Yates Australia Garden Greenies

Make Scarecrows website

Write the word 'Scarecrow' and see how many words you can make from it.

Scarecrows in the movies or on TV

  • The Wizard of Oz - 1939 - Scarecrow is trying to find a brain and becomes a beloved friend to Dorothy. He was played by Ray Bolger and Dorothy by Judy Garland
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King TV series (1983–1987) - The adventures of a housewife and a spy whom she fell in with. Starred Kate Jackson & Bruce Boxleitner
  • Not so nice and very Scary Scarecrow - Batman Animated & Scarecrow comics - The devious Dr Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow was a Supervillan & enemy of Batman

Some Scarecrow Q's&A's

Q What did Dorothy say to Toto when they first heard the scarecrow speak?

A Don't be silly Toto, Scarecrows don't talk

Q Which was the first episode Scarecrow appeared in Batman The Animated Series?

A Nothing to Fear.

Scarecrow Songs

'Scarecrow' is the eighth studio album (fourteenth overall) of American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on Tuesday November 13, 2001.

All things Scarecrow

Traditionally a scarecrow is a human shaped figure that is dressed up and stands in a field to scare birds away from feeding on crops and grains.

The first scarecrows in recorded history were situated along the River Nile to protect wheat fields from flocks of quail.

The Greeks carved scarecrows out of wood to look like Priapus the son of the god Dionysus and the goddess Aphrodites

The Japanese used wooden scarecrows to protect rice paddies

Scarecrows are also known as

  • Jacks-of-straw
  • Scarebirds
  • Tattybogles
  • & Shoy-hoys

Make your own Scarecrow costume


An umbrella for a scarecrow

Was in a cornfield placed,

And with loud caws the sly old crows

Around it gravely paced ;

When suddenly a shower fell,

And under it they went,

And stayed until the rain had ceased,

As in a little tent.

Then said they, as they all trooped out

"That man's a jolly feller ;

Not only plants the corn for us, But lends us his umbrella !"

Printed in the Australian Town and Country Journal - NSW

Saturday 13 Nov 1886

Scarecrow working bee 2011

Video above - Phil from Glen Innes/Deepwater Library

setting up the "Librarian Scarecrow" at Deepwater NSW

for the Scarecrow & wool festival held 3 - 11 November 2012