It’s all about squirrels and acorns this week, so we did a fun activity with acorns. We have TONS of acorns all around right now, so we went on a walk to collect some, and then did a fun activity by making shapes with acorns. This activity is perfect for preschoolers who are learning shapes, and doubles as great fine-motor practice!
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This week for the Virtual Book Club For Kids the theme is Squirrels and Acorns and the book is Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. Be sure to check out all of the great activities to go along with our book and theme at the end of this post!
Making Shapes With Acorns Activity:
All you need are some acorns and then a way to make shapes with them. We tried this activity two ways: in the sand, and with chalk on cement.
Making Shapes With Acorns in the Sand:
First, we made shapes with acorns in the sand! We did this in our sandbox, but this would be fun to do on the beach or anywhere else with a lot of sand.
First, I used a stick to draw a shape in the sand. We started with a square. I tried to make it deep enough to hold the acorns.
Next, my son laid the acorns into the lines that a drew until the shape was outlined.
He continued until the shape will outlined, and we talked about what the shape for a little while before cleaning up the acorns to make the next shape!
After making a square, we made a triangle, circle, rectangle, and oval.
Making Shapes With Acorns and Chalk:
We also made shapes with acorns using chalk on the sidewalk.
First, I used chalk to draw the shape.
Next, my son placed acorns along the lines I drew to outline the shape until it was filled.
We also made a triangle, circle, rectangle, and oval for more shape practice.
My son enjoyed this hands-on way to learn shapes!