Acorn Cookies

In the fall, your preschoolers will love helping you make acorn cookies! Which of these tasty treats will you try first?

If you’re looking for a fun fall activity to do with your preschooler, you’ve come to the right place. Little ones will love getting in the kitchen to help you whip up a tasty afternoon treat.

Little ones love helping their loved ones in the kitchen. This is a great opportunity to work on following directions, kitchen safety, and beginner cooking skills.

Acorn Cookies

If you find a simple recipe, like my Nutter Butter acorn cookies, you can let your preschoolers do the bulk of the work.

However, some of the recipes below are a little more in depth, which is a great opportunity for some bonding with your little ones as you introduce them to baking.

Speaking of my Nutter Butter acorn cookies, preschoolers can {mostly} do this one on their own. They can break the cookies apart, dip them in the chocolate (that you melt), and then dip them in the sprinkles. Easy peasy! Homeschool Preschool

There are a few more steps required to make these acorn cookies, but the end result is super yummy! Start with some little sugar cookies, add some peanut butter and Hershey Kisses, and try to eat just one. Tastemade

Here’s a recipe for chocolate acorns that calls for mini vanilla wafers, Hershey’s kisses, and mini chocolate chips. This is a great one for the preschoolers to make on their own. Belly Full

Preschoolers can help mash bananas and stir the ingredients to make these tasty peanut butter banana acorn cookies. They’re a little healthier than some of the others on this list. Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Not only can preschoolers help mix up the cookie batter for these chocolate-topped maple acorns, they can help shape the dough into acorns before you bake them. Land O’ Lakes

Here’s another alternative to the Hershey’s Kiss acorn cookies. These acorn cookie treats are topped with mini Keebler striped cookies. Yum! Happily Dwell


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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