Squirrel Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Squirrel themed activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!

All our activities are available at no cost and are free to print and share. Select below to get started.

Squirrel Arts and Crafts

Squirrel Art
Cut out and paint (gray, of course!) a squirrel. Glue a nut in his front paws.



Squirrel Games and Activities

Squirrels Collecting Nuts
-hula hoops
Children pretend to be squirrels gathering nuts (use hula hoops for the “squirrels” to put their “nuts” in). This can be a game with music. When the music stops, the “squirrels” go “home” (hula hoops). Take away one hoop each time the music stops, so that the “squirrels” have to share “homes.”

Play Hot Acorn
Hide an acorn, then play hot or cold as child searches for it. Say you are getting warmer as child gets closer, and say you are getting colder as child gets farther away. Or clap louder or slower. Or run in place faster or slower (scamper like squirrels).

Play “pin the tail (or acorn) on the squirrel”.

Acorn Toss
Toss on the shape of a squirrel. Hunt for acorns.

Acorn hunt
Children search for paper acorns during a specified amount of time. Collect in a bag. At the end of the time count to see who has the most or just how many each child has found.

Squirrel Counting Game
Cut 10 squirrels from paper. Label each from 1 to 10. Laminate. Attach to a margarine tub and place that number of nuts in the correct bowls. Feed the squirrels the correct number. Find flocked squirrels at a craft store and label tubs from 1 to 5. (or more) Place correct number of squirrels into each tub. Children love to play with the flocked counters! Use caution with children who still put things in their mouths. (Also check their pockets, they really like them.)


Squirrel Recipes and Snacks

You can be squirrels and eat nuts, but be careful of any nut allergies the children may have.
Squirrel Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

Gray Squirrel song
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail.
Wrinkle up your funny nose
Hold a nut between your toes.
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail.

The Squirrel
Whisky, frisky,
(move finger puppet side to side)
Hippity hop!
(move puppet up and down as hopping)
Up he goes
(raise puppet high in the air and wiggle)
To the tree top!

Whirly, twirly,
(move puppet in small circles)
Round and round;
Down he scampers
(lower puppet, wiggling back and forth)
To the ground.

Furly, curly,
(move in circles, getting larger)
What a tail!
Tall as a feather
(extend in the air)
Broad as a sail!
(wave arm back and forth)

Where’s his supper?
(lower arm and shade eyes)
In a shell-
(Hold palm up and curl fingers into a fist)
Snappity, crackity,
(open hand,palm up)
Out it fell!

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Doesn’t make a sound,
As he buries acorns
Under the ground.

Later, when it’s cold
And food isn’t around,
The gray squirrel will dig
His acorns from the ground!




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