Acorns Become Oak Trees
Oak trees are beautiful. Take your child for a walk to get some fresh air and to collect acorns.
bag for collecting acorns
What to do:
- When you discover an acorn on the ground, take a moment to look for a tree that has acorns on it.
- Tell your child that the acorns are seeds from the oak tree.
- Show her an oak leaf and encourage her to explore the color, texture, and shape of the leaf.
- Invite her to touch the bark of the tree. Ask her to describe how the oak tree bark feels to her hand.
- Let her help you make a rubbing of the bark with a crayon.
- When you get home, encourage her to glue leaves and acorns on the rubbings.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- What animals collect acorns for their food for the winter?
- Where could we plant an acorn to see if it will grow into an oak tree?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop large and small muscle skills, and observational skills.