Children have endless potential. To help them understand their potential read them this poem and allow them to act out being a tiny acorn and a giant tree.
Supplies Needed; Acorn print out (see below) and crayons or markers
Directions; Ask children to draw what they want their future to look like. Suggestions might be family, job, home, or places they would like to travel to.
Supplies; 5 Popsicle sticks, acorn print out, glue, crayons or markers
Directions; Have the children cut out 5 acorns from the pattern below. Have the children color and number the acorns 1 through 5. Help the children attach the acorns to the end of each Popsicle stick.
Instructions; Have the children hold all five sticks in the finished acorn puppet sticks in their hands. As you read the poem, instruct the children to drop the corresponding stick, so by the end of the poem they will have no acorn puppets in their hands.
When the children are getting restless or just need to wiggle have the children stand up and make their best squirrel face. Next ask them how a squirrel walks, have them imitate the squirrel while making their squirrel face.
Prepare a list of items you would like the children to find such as a twig, a round rock, and a green leaf. Discuss owl behaviors with the children. One action to take note of would be the way owls rotate their heads to help them point their large eyes in the right direction. Have the children "perch" outside, then when you say go they will race to see who has the best owl vision. Make sure the children don't forget to flap their wings!