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We’re breaking into our fall books today for our literacy snack this week. We’re are reading, Because of an Acorn, by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer.
Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. This is a perfect book to illustrate the vital connections between the layers of the ecosystem. The book makes it easy for little learners to understand the cycle and how everything works together.
There is even a great area in the back of the book which goes more into detail about white oak trees, acorns, the ecosystem, and more. It even gives ideas of how children can help the forests.
For our snack this week, it’s only appropriate, that we are making acorns!
These resources work well with this article.
Each student will need for 3 acorns
3 chocolate chips
3 Hershey Kisses
3 mini Nilla wafers
a tiny bit of peanut butter to use as glue or try cream cheese if you have nut allergies
To make the acorns, have the students put the tiniest amount of peanut butter onto the chocolate chip. Place the chocolate chip onto the Nilla wafer in the center. Next, have them again put the tiniest amount of peanut butter onto an unwrapped Hershey Kiss. Press the Hershey Kiss onto the underside of the Nilla wafer. easy peasy, you have your acorn!
While the students are enjoying their acorn snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They get to follow along with the story and number the pictures in the correct order that they happened in the book and then color the pictures.
You can download the free printable from my teacherspayteachers store below.
If you’re looking for more fun acorn activities, your students will love practicing their counting with actual acorns with our acorn counting mats. I love bringing the outside in whenever we can!
Or have the students make this cute acorn craft with writing prompts to hang up for fall in your classroom.
I hope your students enjoy their acorn snacks this week!
We’ll see you next time!