Preparation and introduction for the Acorn Theme
Language> Nursery Rhymes & Proverbs Great oaks from little acorns grow
and bulletin board idea
Craft> Printable Acorn or Nut
Letter A: A is for Acorn or N is for Nut
Science and Social Studies > Plants, Trees, Nutrition
Counting Autumn Acorns
* Trees & the
* Oak activities & printables
Related holidays & season:
Ages 3 and older:
Visit each activity section for all the lesson plan content to present
the acorn theme.
Activity 2: Language > English proverb: Great oaks from
little acorns grow
This activity ties in with the suggested bulletin
board idea incorporating the acorn craft in activity #3
3. Print and assemble one acorn craft to use as a puppet to
present the activity below.
There is an English proverb
or saying that goes like this: Great oaks from little
What do you think this saying means? (Listen to
Acorns are the fruit and the seed from which oak trees grow.
< Use the craft as
a puppet to present this portion >
Yes, I am little
acorn now, but I can grow into a tall and great oak tree, and you can
too! I will need, air, sunlight, good soil and water to grow
into a great oak tree.
You were also like an acorn. First, you were a baby, and you are
growing like an oak tree. What do you need to do to grow to be
like a great oak tree? Discuss. Learn to read and write, learn new things
at school and at home everyday, be caring, kind and generous (discuss
other good character traits at your discretion), eat nutritious food, exercise, and you will grow
to be just like a great oak tree.
Give an example, of a historical figure or talk about a member
of your community or family that exemplifies this English proverb.
President's Day theme:
Abraham Lincoln lived in a small log cabin and his family was very
poor. He worked very hard and loved to read when he was growing up. He
went on to become a great leader and president of the United States!
Abe Lincoln is certainly an example of this saying.
Now let's have more fun with acorns!
continue to activity #3