In the Northeast, the falling of the acorns means fall is officially on its way. Celebrate the autumn season with these free acorn printables. Kids of all ages will enjoy coloring in these printable coloring pages using their favorite art supplies!
Painting, coloring, and drawing are all great ways to practice fine motor skills.
Not to mention, learning about nature while creating is just plain fun!
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Creating Realistic Acorn Pictures
If your kids are looking to create realistic acorn pictures, head outside for a nature hunt to look for acorns. If you live in an area with oak trees, you wont have to look far to find an abundance of acorns.
Both preschool and elementary aged children will enjoy the beautiful illustrations in the children's book Because of an Acorn. Read about the lifecycle of an oak tree and how it all starts with an acorn in this children's book.
Up here in New England the ground quickly becomes covered with acorns of all shapes and sizes.
Being that oak trees are one of my all time favorite trees, I love searching the ground for unique looking acorns. No two are exactly the same!
Helpful Tip: Print coloring pages off onto cardstock instead of regular printer paper to create a sturdier sheet for painting.
Exploring nature together is a great way to form a greater appreciation for the natural world.
Collecting and observing acorns and fall leaves is a fun way to experience the joy of the autumn season.
Head outside with a nature journal and use an acorn coloring page as a journaling prompt.
Kids can use the plain white pictures of acorns as a template for their own acorn observation.
Kids can paint or color in the template to resemble acorns they find outside.
Bring along a few different art supplies and these acorn coloring sheets can easily turn into a whole science lesson about the life cycle of trees.
Squirrels and Acorns
Chances are if you are outside collecting and observing acorns you will come across squirrels eating and storing acorns for winter.
Many of the acorns that eventually sprout where buried by a squirrel who was storing them for winter. Two different versions of the squirrel coloring page can be found below.
Young kids will enjoy reading Nancy Tafuri's book The Busy Little Squirrel while you learn about acorns together.
Kids of all ages can learn about trees, leaves, and their seeds in the guide book Trees, Leaves, & Bark. An education guide book for children.
Learn more about squirrels and acorns in this article written by the Indianapolis Children's Museum.
The best thing about these acorn printables is that your kids can have fun customizing the printable pictures. To create your own acorn artwork, print off the coloring pages then color them in.
- Watercolor Paint
- Colored Pencils
- Fine Point Markers
- Oil Pastels
DIY Autumn Themed Coloring Book
Even if you do not have acorns in your area, you can create an autumn themed coloring book for your kids using fall coloring pages.
Fall leaf coloring pages go along great with these acorn printables.
Print off a few sheets for yourself to create your own adult coloring pages to enjoy with your kids.
Another option is to decorate your schooling space with these printables.
Printed off acorns colored, cut out, then strung together would make beautiful handmade fall themed garland. A creative way to decorate a bulletin board or learning space!
These printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only in your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free acorn coloring pages are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com
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