I know they can be a nuisance, but we have been fascinated watching these creatures in our backyard…and on top of our bird feeders! So, we decided to learn a bit more about them this next week!
NOTE: If you come across a good squirrel craft OR a realistic coloring page of a squirrel, please pass those links on to me! Those are 2 things I would like but have not found yet! Thanks!
A few books we are using
A few links, activities and printables:
There is a multi-book unit on squirrels found on Homeschool share!
Here are some coloring pages of squirrels.
Here is a cute little squirrel song, if you like learning new songs and finger plays with units. You can listen to the song, too!
*Play “hot acorn.” Hide a paper acorn somewhere and tell your child they are hot or cold as they get farther or closer to the acorn. Another variety of hiding the acorn would be to cut out a bunch of acorns and hide them around the house for the little “squirrels” to find.
*We will be taste testing different kinds of nuts this week, and then tallying our favorites on the graph found on HSS.
*We are going to try and attract squirrels to a different part of our yard with nuts.
*We will draw a squirrel in our nature journal.
*Here are some acorn math pages.
*We will do math on the table with real nuts!
*I would love for daddy to build some sort of squirrel feeder to put up in one of our trees! Maybe that would keep them away from the bird feeders? We’ll have to see if he’d be willing to do that next week with the kids.