Fine motor acorn play

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on August 23, 2012

in Acorn Discoveries, Outdoor Play, Science and Nature

I love how preschoolers live in the moment. Sometimes, as a preschool teacher, it is easy to think that certain things or topics should only be considered for play in the classroom during a specific time of year…

Well, I am here to tell you that preschoolers can teach us a thing or two about appreciating the things all around us, no matter what time of year it is. Just like my nephew taught me last week when we went for a little walk outside…

First he found some acorn caps on the ground and decided he wanted to keep them  - I thought acorns were only supposed to be around in the fall…

Then he set the acorn caps out on a piece of wood and began to count them…

When we went back inside to my classroom, he set the acorn caps out on a table and began to count them again…

Doesn’t this kid know that you are not supposed to play with acorns during the summer? Isn’t that a fall activity?

Oh well, I decided that since he was so interested in the acorn caps, I might as well go along with it. So I handed him some chopsticks…

And a baby food jar to put his summer time acorn cap collection in…

Turns out that collecting, counting, and tweezing acorn caps is the coolest summer time idea ever!…

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1 Cathie August 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

It’s so sad Amazon doesn’t have any acorns! LOL. That’s exactly what we do = follow children’s lead in play. Fun activity. Visit what’s happening at toddlersthroughpreschool.com. Cathie

2 Mindi August 24, 2012 at 11:10 am

Fantastic idea!! lots of language in this activity too. Will have to check out those acorn books and include this in my fall language activity series. :)

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