Focus on counting with your child this fall by gathering acorns and creating a fun learning game for kids. Acorns are the perfect size to engage with math and counting.
Here’s a way to connect kids with nature and educational concepts can keep them interested and engaged. Go on a nature hunt and bring the learning home with acorns.
Here’s how to play…
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Acorn Math Game for Kids with Printables
Materials for Acorn Math Game
- White Paper
- Black Marker
- Muffin Tin or Acorn Mat (Printable) Print here
- Jar with Lidor container
- Acorn Number Sheet (Printable) Print here
To identify numbers 0 to 10
Directions for Acorn Math Game
1. With your child write out numbers 0 to 10 on the paper using the marker.
2. Then cut out the numbers to create number cards to place into the jar.
3. Add additional acorns into the jar to cover up the number cards.
4. Print out Acorn Number Sheet
5. Create a space for your child to count the acorns on either a fall themed playmate (printable available) or in a muffin tin container.
6. Encourage your child to sort out the acorns by counting into the tray or mat. Have your child count one by one the grouped acorns and then ask to name the number.
7. Ask your child to look for that number inside the jar by shaking the jar until they can find it.
8. Once they find the number they can mark it off their acorn number sheet by coloring it in.
9. Then mix up the acorns and repeat the activity until they have found all of the numbers in the acorn jar.
Bonus Acorn Game Ideas
- Use the acorn numbers and practice numerical order
- Place acorn numbers in order and t hen place acorns on each to match correct number
Acorn Games for Kids
I’ll be sharing more Games for kids using Acorns this month. As for our Newsletter Subscribers you can get all of the printable games for FREE. Just click here to subscribe.
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Books about Acorns for Kids
Acorn to Oak Tree (LifeCycles)
Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery
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Alice Emma Thompson says
Love these – our resident garden squirrel has run off with our acorn collection so going to have go out collecting more 🙂
Thank you for this free printable. The daycare kids and I just played this but instead of making number cards, we used playing cards. I showed them a card and they had to find that number on their "game board" to put an acorn on that number and tell me what that number is.
Emily Ross says
Thanks for these printables! I’m an elementary teacher and I try th make my math lessons more interesting so that the kids could be involved in the lesson. Do you reccomed using these printables in autumn? Or they are acceptable for any season?
Kim Vij says
Hi Emily, I personally think there work for any season. In fact, you may enjoy this acorn math craft we did one spring, we create rainbow acorns for sorting and patterning too. https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/painted-rainbow-math-counters/