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The Best Acorn Crafts and Activities for Kids

Acorns are abundant in the fall so they are perfect for autumn activities for kids. If there are no acorns where you live, we've got ideas for acorn crafts and manipulatives you can try instead! These would be perfect for a fall preschool theme!

The perfect acorn crafts and activities for kids during fall!

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First up we have our favorite acorn crafts for kids. Whether you live in an area where you can gather acorns or not, crafting is a way to explore acorns in a hands on way. Kids learn best through doing and creating!

Craft your own Recycled Egg Carton Acorns with a material you would typically toss or recycle to teach kids how to reuse resources! 

Create a whole family or classroom of Miniature Acorn Buddies to inspire pretend play! Try this cute idea from Learn with Play at Home.

Stamping Paper Towel Roll Acorns is fabulous fine motor work for kids! They will be strengthening the muscles in their hands preparing them to hold pencils someday soon.

Explore mixing colors to make brown with this Fingerpainting and Fine Motor Acorn Craft from No Time for Flashcards.
Fall Preschool Theme

Isn't this Toe Print Acorn Keepsake Craft darling? You'll want to hang these up year after year to remember how tiny those tootsies were this year!

These Stained Glass Acorns from Toddler Approved will look so pretty hanging in a window this fall!

You can't get much more hands on than this Handprint Acorn Craft! Kids love painting their hands to make artwork.

Ready for a few acorn themed snacks? Try these Donut Hole Acorns from A Cup Full of Sass or these Hershey Kiss Acorns from Taste of Home.

We also use acorns to learn through play in a hands on way. The following are some ideas to inspire you to do the same.

Create DIY Acorn Letter Manipulatives for lots of alphabet exploration and fun!

Try Weighing and Exploring Acorns for some science and math from Teach Preschool.

Make an Acorn Discovery Bottle that will last year after year! This one looks great on the light table

Try these Acorn Math Activities from Living Montessori Now.

We're suggesting our favorite toys and games to round out your acorn themed learning! 

Our absolute favorite is The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game! It's perfect for practicing fine motor skills!

These alphabet acorns are fun if you don't want to bother making your own.

Wooden lacing acorns are a calming way to play.

This acorn math puzzle is perfect for counting and number identification. 

Do you have acorns where you live? What is your favorite thing to do with them?

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  1. What fun ideas! I can't wait to collect some acorns this year now!

  2. Fun ideas... We like to collect them and put them in a pumpkin basket. =D and then "plant" them in a big planter I have filled with dirt. Hopefully they will never begin to grow & the squirrels will discover them....