Acorn Art Projects

This autumn, add one or more acorn art projects to your preschool lesson plans. Your kids will love creating unique art with objects found in nature.

These acorn activities are perfect for your fall preschool activities. Each unique idea is a great way to have preschoolers express their creativity while connecting with nature.

Acorn Art Projects

If you don’t have an oak tree nearby your kids can’t go gather acorns this fall. However, they can create this acorn handprint art project! Still Playing School

Little ones will love painting faces on acorns to make these painted acorn people. Little Fish Blog

Acorns make great heads on these autumn pinecone and flower fairies. Crafty Moms Share

Kids of all ages will enjoy painting with acorns. Perfect for a fall process art project. Messy Little Monsters

Gather acorns on your next nature walk. Let kids use them to create fall process art with them. Fun-a-Day

Bark owls are made from tree bark, acorn caps, and pumpkin seeds. And, they are perfect for fall! Fireflies and Mudpies

Cutting paper for mosaic paper acorns is a great way to strengthen fine motor skills while making a fun fall project. Crafts by Amanda

Print out the free template, and hand your kids some paints so they can make watercolor acorn friends. Glued to My Crafts Blog

Paint some acorns to make acorn flowers that are so much fun all year long. Crafty Morning

Pottery Barn inspired painted acorns will look lovely on display this fall. Crafty Moms Share


Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool acorn books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Little AcornBecause of an Acorn: (Nature Autumn Books for Children, Picture Books about Acorn Trees)Acorn to Oak Tree (Rookie Read-About Science: Life Cycles)


Little Acorn – This beautifully illustrated story will delight children and parents alike, and also offers a perfect introduction to the life cycle of trees. 

Because of an Acorn – Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.

Acorn to Oak Tree – This book takes readers step by step through the life cycle of this stunning addition to our landscape.

Round Out YourUnit with These Activities

This set of ten wooden acorns is the perfect toy to expand your child’s imagination. They are the perfect addition to any play setting. Add them to your sensory bins, kitchens or loose part play. The play opportunities are truly endless!

Nature is the greatest teacher and offers up the best materials to play with. This nature table loose parts set contains a great variety of nature pieces that kiddos will love to explore. Especially great for a classroom as it contains all the basics.

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