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Acorn Theme - Autumn Season
Activity #3:  Acorn Craft (Nut)
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes

Instructions and suggestions

Materials

Activity 1:
Preparation and introduction for the Acorn Theme

Activity 2:
Language>  Proverbs> Great oaks from little acorns grow

Activity 3> 
Craft> Printable Acorn or Nut and bulletin board idea

Activity 4:
Alphabet Letter A: A is for Acorn or N is for Nut

Activity 5:

Science and Social Studies >  Plants, Trees, Nutrition

Activity 6:
Numbers >
Counting Autumn Acorns

Related activities:
* Trees & the seasons 
* Oak activities & printables

Holidays & seasons:
Arbor Day 
Autumn
Ages 3 and older:

Review the activities in the themes column, and print your choice of lesson materials.

Activity 3:  Acorn or Nut Printable Craft

Print your choice of color or black line template in the materials column.
1.  Numbers:  Practice counting the template pieces.
2.  Colors:  Children can color the templates (mainly browns and autumn color for the oak leaf)
2.  Encourage children to cut out the larger templates.  Help cut out smaller templates and save the small image in the template to aid children in assembly and to insert in the alphabet mini-books in activity 4.

Suggested assembly:
For large groups read and present the steps for assembly

1.  Paste upper section of acorn over lower section of acorn.
2.  Paste eyes (or large) plastic wiggly eyes, nose and mouth.
3.  Paste oak leaf (or substitute with a real oak leaf.
4.  Paste acorn over arm section.
5.  Paste leg template under lower part of acorn.
6.  Children or adult assists to write name in one of the arms of the acorn.

Other ideas:
1.  Substitute paper eyes with large plastic wiggly eyes.
2.  Substitute the paper leaf with a real autumn leaf. 
3.  Attach to a craft stick to hold as a puppet.  Write the proverb in the back of the craft.

4.  Classroom bulletin board idea:
Titled:  Great oaks from little acorns grow in Ms. (Teacher's name) class

continue to activity 4 >

Acorn or Nut Craft

Craft Templates
*Color
*Black & White

*something to color with
*printer
*card stock or regular white paper.
*scissors
*glue or glue stick

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