"The Giving Tree," by Shel Silverstein, is a wonderful book to read your students in the fall and it's easy to create a colorful fall bulletin board display with your students' creative writing assignments. You can find lesson plan ideas for the "The Giving Tree" here: http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/Giving-Tree-Lesson-Plans.html
This is a cute turkey project using 3-inch and a 6-inch craft foam balls that are cut in half and painted brown. Use yellow, orange, and brown tail feathers and glue sequins on them. Add wiggly eyes, pipe cleaners for the legs, and orange construction paper for the beak. These turkeys have a flat back, so they could also be added to a Thanksgiving bulletin board display to give it a fun 3 dimensional effect.
"Candy Corn on the Cob" Cut out corncob shapes out of craft foam or heavy construction paper and paint them orange, yellow, and brown. Glue candy corn on them, punch two holes in the top of each ear and string a green ribbon through them to tie them all together.
"Fall In Love With ______" is a popular title for an autumn bulletin board display. This teacher has added student photos inside the leaves (along the top and right) and her tree and pumpkin patch are very eye-catching.
The “owl collages” created by these 1st Grade students are adorable. They sketched their owl on the paper, tore up brown paper and glued it onto the body, then painted the eyes on an egg carton. For a fall themed bulletin board display and creative writing assignment, I’d add the title and writing topic “This Fall It’s a Hoot To Read!”
I know this picture isn't related to lesson plan ideas, but I love this gorgeous picture of fall colors from Chattanooga, TN. This must be one spectacular drive to do when the leaves are in full color like this photograph!