Squirrel Activities for Tots & Preschoolers w/ Free Printables

Sunshine is quite obsessed with squirrels at the moment.  She squeals in delight every time she sees one. If we're outside she darts after them.

It only seemed fitting to create squirrel activities for tots and preschoolers for her to enjoy.  And boy of boy has she.  The unit comes right after having a squirrel themed birthday party.
Squirrel activities
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Here's what Sunshine has been up to!

S is for Squirrel
S is for Squirrel
Sunshine will practice making a "snake" with play dough.  She will place it on the "S."  The play dough is chocolate scented for an additional sensory experience.

Source: I created the printable for this activity as part of my Squirrel Activities for Tots & Preschoolers Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Counting Acorns
Counting acorns
Tonight at dinner Sunshine tried to count the pieces of pumpkin pancakes on her plate.  None of the numbers were in the correct order, but they were all numbers.  I was so excited. We're making progress!

This week Sunshine will practice counting acorns.  I've included enough acorns for all five cards, in hopes that we can compare them afterwards.  We'll see.  Baby steps.

Source: I created the printable for this activity as part of my Squirrel Activities for Tots & Preschoolers Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Woodland Animals
woodland animals
 As I was planning the kiddos' birthday party I saw some adorable woodland animal cakes, decorations, etc.  I thought it would be fun to talk about other animals that live in the forest.

Sunshine will learn to identify the animals by name and match them with the figure provided.  She loves animals, so I know this activity will be a hit.

Source: I created the printable for this activity as part of my Squirrel Activities for Tots & Preschoolers Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Acorn Transfer
Acorn transfer
 Sunshine will use the tongs provided to transfer the acorns from one bowl to the other.  She's done pretty well with tongs in the past, so I'm hoping she'll remember and be successful.

Acorn Craft
Torn paper acorn craft
This activity has multiple steps. Sunshine will first color the two brown pieces of paper provided, one light brown, the other dark brown.  She will then tear each colored brown piece of paper into pieces.  Last, she will glue the torn pieces of paper on to the acorn. The dark colored pieces will be placed on the top half of the acorn. Light colored pieces will be glued to the bottom half.

Source: I found this craft at No Time For Flashcards.  The acorn template can be found at Enchanted Learning.

Acorn Toss
Acorn toss
I did not make this activity.  Sunshine's grandparents put it together for her birthday party.  I just thought she'd have fun continuing to use it.  Sunshine will practice throwing the acorns into the hole provided.  She loved this at her birthday party.

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3 comments:

  1. I always love your shelf work! Thank you so much for linking up at the Learn & Play Link Up! We have featured this post on our September Shelves post on Christian Montessori Network. Happy to pin!

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  2. Thank you from Russian Mommy!

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  3. Love this! Will feature this in Learn & Play Link Up this week. Thank you for sharing!

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