You know the fall season has arrived when leaves begin to paint the world in shades of red, orange, and yellow.
In addition to their beautiful show of color, oak trees shower the ground with their tiny treasures that provide food for animals like the squirrel in the book, Little Acorn by Melanie Joyce.
Inspired by the story, we have an adorable project to do with your kids either at home or in the classroom! This Little Acorn craft captures one of the stages of the acorn’s life when he’s buried in the ground.
Also, be sure to check out more of our fall crafts your kids can do all season long!
Acorn Craft Idea
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This activity is the perfect companion craft to the book Little Acorn. It allows children to engage with the story in a hands-on way and learn valuable lessons about the life cycle of trees, how animals depend on them to have food in the winter, and the beauty of the changing seasons.
With our free downloadable template and just a few basic supplies, your young crafters can create their very own little acorn character. As they cut, color, and assemble, they’ll develop their fine motor skills and learn to follow instructions.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Acorn template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the template sent to you)
Download the acorn craft, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the cap to the top of the acorn.
Take the cheeks and glue them just below each of the eyes.
Next, take the grass and glue it to the front and bottom of the acorn.
Finish up by gluing the dirt to the back of the acorn and grass and glue it in place.
Autumn Ideas For Kids
On the hunt for ways to ignite your children’s curiosity and foster their learning this fall? Look no further! We’ve collected some fun and easy autumn ideas for kids that are sure to set them on a path of creative learning.
Discover a treasure trove of engaging crafts and activities that will spark their creativity and curiosity. These activities are a fun way to celebrate and decorate for the season while blending in some educational benefits seamlessly.
Explore some of our favorite fall crafts and activities below.
Autumn Kids’ Books
There’s no denying it – reading books with your kids is a fantastic idea. Sharing a story with your child can help to foster their imagination, increase their vocabulary, and even improve their communication skills.
Plus, as they grow older, reading together can help to promote a love of learning and a lifelong passion for literature.
So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!
Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!
Autumn Crafts For Kids
Acorn Paper Bag Craft – “Leaf” boredom behind and fall in love with crafting. Kids can craft a cute acorn puppet that’s as nutty as it is fun.
This project is a great way to teach them how to follow instructions and gives them a chance to use their big imaginations when they play with it.
Pumpkin Name Craft – Carve out some time this fall for a festive craft that’s personalized with your child’s name! This craft is great for kids of all ages and helps little ones to learn how to spell their names.
Tissue Paper Apple Craft – Spend some time with the kids this fall by grabbing this free template to make an apple out of tissue paper. This fun way to make an apple helps kids gain fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they scrunch and glue each piece in place!
Scarecrow Headband Craft – Your kids will be excited to show off their latest fall fashion with this adorable scarecrow headband! This project is suitable for all ages since there’s a craft or color-in version to choose from depending on your child’s skill level.
Autumn Activities For Kids
Coloring is such a fun and easy activity for kids to do! Bring them some fall inspiration with our printable scarecrow coloring pages! There are 3 sheets to choose from to keep kids occupied and having fun. Download and print for an enjoyable, no-prep activity.
For a fall day filled with fun, make it all about apples. Have a snack of apple slices and apple juice, then learn a little more about them with our apple worksheets.
These three worksheets will have kids label the parts of an apple, learn to write the word, apple, and uppercase and lowercase Aa’s, and recognize the letter in a letter A maze.
Build different fall characters with our fall pattern block mats! They’re easy to use and require just a few supplies to get started.
It’s a low prep way to get kids to use their brains to solve these shape puzzles with their tangrams. This fun, independent activity is perfect to use at home or in the classroom.
Introduce kids to Johnny Appleseed and improve their cutting skills with these Johnny Appleseed cutting practice sheets. This set of printables has many apple themed pages for kids to practice using their scissors with.
They’ll cut along the dotted lines vertically and horizontally across the page to improve their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and hand strength.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Acorn template
- Download the acorn craft, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the cap to the top of the acorn.
- Take the cheeks and glue them just below each of the eyes.
- Next, take the grass and glue it to the front and bottom of the acorn.
- Finish up by gluing the dirt to the back of the acorn and grass and glue it in place.