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Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity

If your preschoolers and kindergarteners are working learning the ABC’s, then grab this cute Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity!

With this resource, your pre-readers will have fun feeding acorns to the squirrel and saying the names of capital and lowercase letters.

This themed activity would be an engaging and entertaining addition to your autumn lesson plans.

Squirrel Activity for Preschoolers

This letter recognition activity is an engaging and entertaining resource to use it any early elementary classroom or homeschool.

You can add it to your literacy centers or morning tubs so your children can work on identifying letters independently or with a partner.

It can also be used in your small groups or as a response to early intervention resource. 

Letter Activity for Preschoolers

Getting Ready to Use the Squirrel Letter Naming Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Squirrel to Feed
  • 26 Acorns with Capital Letters
  • 26 Acorns with Lowercase Letters

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue


To get this alphabet activity ready for your kids to use, click on the button below and fill out the form.

Then, download and print the printables on white card stock.

Next, laminate the squirrel and acorns so your children can reuse this activity and cut all the pieces apart.

Alphabet Activity for Preschoolers

Finally, tape or glue the squirrel on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out its mouth. 

You may also want to sort the capital and lowercase letter acorns into two different groups, so your pre-readers can work on one set at a time. 

How to Use the Squirrel Alphabet Activity:

For this letter recognition activity, your kids will pick an acorn and say the name of the capital or lowercase letter on it as they “feed” it to the squirrel. 

Fall Activity for Preschoolers

Your preschoolers can start with just a few capital or lowercase letters. Once they are more familiar with these letters, you can add more.

Learning the ABC's

As they feed the acorns to the squirrel, your children can also practice saying the sounds that each letter makes.

Letter Recognition Activity

Your pre-readers will have fun learning capital and lowercase letters as they feed the acorns to the squirrel in this Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity!

More Fall Literacy Activities:

To extend this fun-filled fall-themed activity, pair it with these picture books and other literacy resources.

Fall Books for Kids:

Teach your young learners all about squirrels by reading these non-fiction and fiction books.

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre 

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Gray Squirrels by G.G. Lake

Fall Activities for Kids:

You can also have your young learners do fall or squirrel and acorn-themed crafts and activities like these:

Scarecrow Letter Recognition Activity

Busy Squirrel Class Book from Pre-K Pages

Fall Letter Writing Activity

Rhyming Acorns from Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Pumpkin Alphabet Sensory Bin

You May Also Like the Fall Morning Tubs:

These Fall Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities that your preschoolers and kindergarteners can use to review or learn new literacy and math concepts.

From letter matching to beginning sounds, your kids will work on a variety of literacy skills through engaging and entertaining themed activities.

Click on the picture to learn more about the resources that are included in this bundle! 

Download the Fall Letter Recognition Activity:

To get the free printables for this Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity, click on the button below and fill out the form.

 

Rhoda

Sunday 30th of October 2022

I’m new to Pinterest ! Please help how do I get this fun activity for my pre schoolers

Vickey

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

Love your ideas!!!!!

Kelley

Monday 10th of October 2022

Thank you for the activities!

Donna

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

We love the "feed the animal" activities! Dad has teased by grabbing little fingers from behind as they feed the animal causing lots of laughing and review of the letters ("mmm..that a is yummy, eeww, no more zzz's). Thank you!