Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt and Squirrel Math Activities

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Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt is the first adorable book in a series of books about a little squirrel who is scared of everything! 

Students ages 4-9 will love following Scaredy Squirrel as he anxiously avoids imaginary threats throughout his day.

This is a great book to use in the Fall when students are still a little nervous about returning back to school.  It could spark conversations about what they are afraid of and how to deal with our fears.

You can find Scaredy Squirrel and other books in this cute series here

Here are some great Squirrel and Acorn Activities for your classroom you could use along with this book!

1. Squirrel Sudoku


Using the numbers 1-4, students are asked to use their critical thinking skills to fill in the spaces with the correct number.

This adorable Squirrel Sudoku from Education.com can be found here.  

2.  Counting Acorns

This Adorable Math Center Idea is from My Preschool Crafts Blog.  Students count out the correct number of acorns and put them in the Squirrel Cup.

There are a variety of ways to use this activity for higher levels of math for older students. The squirrels could have addition, subtraction or multiplication problems on them.

You can find the details of this activity here

3. Squirrel Art

These adorable Squirrels  and Acorns  were on display at a school I visited recently. The acorns were made from hand prints and the tails were made of fake fur. 

It made the cutest Fall inspired Bulletin Board for the hallway!

4.  Acorn Math

Check out this fun little Free Printable from Printables 4 Kids.  Students can practice their even and odd numbers  with this printable here

5.  Don't Be Scared To Learn

Here is an entire Kindergarten Math and Literacy Lesson Plan from Owl Be Teaching You at Teachers Pay Teachers. 

Activities in this  Pack Include labeling, beginning sound activity cards, a "What time is it?" Game, addition problem cards, sentence puzzles and more. 

 

Scaredy Squirrel is an adorable little story and I would love to hear how you use it in your classroom!