Do you have children who just can’t get enough of acorns? Here’s a collection of some of the best acorn crafts and activities, along with some snacks, to try with them.
There’s just something about acorns that attract children. Every preschool class I’ve had has included a few (or more than a few!) “squirrels” set on collecting as many acorns as possible. My son went through this, too. I have to admit, I love taking a walk with children and observing as they flit from acorn to acorn. Maybe it’s because I enjoyed it so much as a child.
If you’ve ended up with 5 pounds of acorns (in the past, there have been times when I’ve had way more than that), and aren’t sure what to do with them, check out some of the ideas below.
Acorn Crafts and Art Projects
Use real acorns to create art projects, or let the kids loose on crafting their own acorns.
Paper Roll Stamped Acorns | Still Playing School
Button Acorn Craft | Glued to My Crafts
Acorn Buddies | Learn with Play at Home
Cereal Acorn Craft | No Time for Flash Cards
Acorn Sun Catcher | Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi
Torn Paper Acorn | No Time for Flash Cards
DIY Acorn Marble Necklace Craft | Rhythms of Play
Glittered Acorns | Happiness is Homemade
Acorn Wreath for Kids | Craftulate
Stamping with Acorn Caps | My Nearest and Dearest
Math and Literacy with Acorns
Use real (or fake) acorns to help children learn about numbers, counting, letter identification, addition, storytelling, fine motor skills, and more!
Roll and Say Fall ABC Game | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Acorn Letters | Still Playing School
Counting and Adding Acorns on the Light Table | Where Imagination Grows
Acorn Owls | Honest to Nod
Fine Motor Acorn Play | Teach Preschool
Fall Fine Motor Activity | Twodaloo
5 Little Acorns Chant | The Preschool Toolbox
Acorn Number and Balancing Game | Learn with Play at Home
Squirrel Play Dough Counting Mats | PreKinders
Science and Sensory Acorn Activities
Natural items like acorns are perfect for teaching children scientific concepts and helping them learn to explore their senses.
Acorn Bells | Fireflies and Mud Pies
Acorn Sensory Bottle | Still Playing School
Preschool Squirrels and Acorns Science Activity | Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Acorn Season – Why Collecting Stuff is Good for Kids | Picklebums
“Acorns Everywhere” Sensory Bin | I Heart Crafty Things
Autumn Squirrel Sensory Bin | Learning and Exploring through Play
Acorn Sensory Shakers | Teach Preschool
Do Acorns Sink or Float? | Little Bins for Little Hands
The kids will likely love helping to make these acorn-themed snacks. They’ll probably like taste-testing the snacks even better!
Acorn Cookies | Girls and Their Meals
Acorn Oreo Cookie Balls | Where Imagination Grows
Smiling Acorn Sandwiches | Little Mummies
Sweet Acorns | Gracious Rain
Nutter Butter Acorns | Sweet Simple Stuff
Was that a sufficient about of acorn awesomeness to satisfy your little squirrels? Let me know which acorn crafts, activities, and snacks they liked the best.