On Wednesday I wrote about five things you can do with acorns and kids (check it out here), but the fun doesn't end there, oh no! If you've got any acorns left why not try out one of these activities.....
6 - Tic Tac Toe / Noughts & Crosses
Using the coloured acorns we created earlier in the week (here) we played a couple of games of tic tac toe, unfortunately Bud now beats me - sigh!
7 - Acorn container painting
This method of painting with acorns comes from the inspirational Teach Preschool. First, you squirt a little paint onto paper. Second, you roll the paper up and pop it in the container so the paint faces into the centre. Third, you pop in a few acorns. Fourth, you give the container a good old shake!
I do have a little warning with this activity.... make sure the lid is on properly! Our lid popped off twice and paint covered acorns flew round the room - opps! This is why I've given it a two splat rating!!
The results, beautifully marbled acrons! If you shake too much though everything just goes brown!
And of course, lovely splatted paint pictures.
8 - Acorn paint rolling
Following the container painting the boys were up for a bit more painting so we dipped them in paint and rolled them around the paper. A bit messy and if you wanted to keep things a bit more contained you could do this on a baking tray or box like we did for our marble painting.
9 - Acorn shaker
Again Teach Preschool provided the idea for this acorn shaker. This is just a few acorns in an empty plastic bottle.
It certainly kept Little Dude very happy!
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