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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.

Squirrel Activity for Preschoolers

Squirrel Letter Recognition Activity:

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 Recognition 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

Alphabet Activity for Preschoolers

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.

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 Letter Recognition 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.

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

Learning the ABC's

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!

Extend The Activity:

There are many ways to extend this letter recognition activity. You can pair it with fiction or non-fiction books such as:

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre 

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Gray Squirrels by G.G. Lake

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

Busy Squirrel Class Book from Pre-K Pages

Rhyming Acorns from Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station


Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this letter recognition activity for later? Pin this to your alphabet activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

Letter Recognition Activity

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