Ever wondered about the parts of an acorn? Now that fall is here, are you thinking of fun ways to teach your child about the new season? Have they started asking questions about the cooler weather or why the leaves are changing color? My kids have taken note of the yards being carpeted with acorns as well as the busy squirrels going up and down the trees. J has always been fascinated with acorns and so last year I created an acorn sensory bin for her. This year, however, I wanted to create an activity that would increase both of my kids’ vocabulary while making it a sensory experience. The #teachECE team will be sharing their Fall STEM activities so that you will have enough ideas for the fall.
What did my kids do to increase their vocabulary while having some sensory fun? They played with their parts of an acorn playdough cards.
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The cards were modeled off the Montessori 3 part cards style except they used playdough to cover up the part that is being focused on. J had playdough cards while C had playdough sheets so that he could manipulate and identify the parts a bit easier.
(Parts of an)Acorn Resources To Check Out
Learning Resources Alphabet Acorns Activity Set, 78 PiecesLittle Treasures Jumpin’ Squirrel Game, Give Right Amount of Acorns, 3 Years and UpSquirrel’s AcornThe Oak Inside the AcornLittle Acorn Grows UpChester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories (The Kissing Hand Series)The Acorn and the Oak TreeBecause of an AcornFood from Farms (Acorn: World of Farming)
FALL STEM Activities from the Early Childhood Education Team, #TeachECE
How Long Am I? Measuring with Leaves by Tiny Tots Adventures
Learning Letters with Fall Leaves Ramp Activity by Mom Inspired Life