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  • Writer's pictureOrsucci Marion

The smiling acorn faces

Autumn is the season for harvesting and collecting natural items. Is there an oak tree near you?

For this activity, you'll need some paints and acorns with their caps (to find them, have a look at the foot of an oak tree).

It's quick and easy to do.

Younger children can paint the acorns with a brush or by dipping the acorn into the paint.

To draw the faces, older children can use a thin marker to draw the eyes and mouth.

More details (materials and step-by-step description): here

Some ideas for using them:

Emotion game: each acorn has a specific color and a particular emotion as in the book "The Color of Emotions" by Anna Llenas.

Tic-tac-toe game: paint 5 acorns red and 5 yellow. Create a 3x3 tic-tac-toe grid and start playing.

This example is with chestnuts instead of acorns, but the principle remains the same.

More details of this activity (materials and step-by-step description): here

Color sorting game: For younger children, paint a number of acorns in yellow, green, red and orange. In a cardboard box, cut 4 circles and paint around each circle using one of the colors of the painted acorns. Kids then put all the yellow acorns in the yellow hole.

More details of this activity (materials and step-by-step description): here


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