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Acorns for the Squirrels

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Squirrel in the Grass

Squirrel in the Grass

Crafty Squirrels are Counting Acorns

Thanksgiving is coming and the squirrels are counting their acorns. Read tales of squirrels who are preparing for Thanksgiving. Make place mats, toilet paper tube squirrels and other Thanksgiving decorations.

What will the squirrels be thankful for and will they remember their manners at the Thanksgiving table? The squirrels are making nut bread and counting acorns to prepare for the feast.

Scurry on over and learn about squirrels and acorns...

Chatterer the Red Squirrel

Squirrel Stories

Happy Jack Squirrel and Chatterer the Red Squirrel are tales by Thornton Burgess the well known Naturalist that presents facts and observations about squirrels with just enough fiction to keep children's imaginations alive and begging for more.

Most children will be able to read these easy Chapter Books by the end of First Grade but we have found that reading these books together promotes discussion and a better understanding of squirrels and the squirrel's habitat.

Facts about Squirrels - Do Squirrels eat acorns?

Watching Squirrels

Toddler Looking Through the Window

Toddler Looking Through the Window

Watching Squirrels

Squirrels are rodents. The Squirrel Family includes not only squirrels but also chipmunks, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, woodchucks, and marmots.

Set up a couple of chairs, a digital camera, paper and pencils at a table near the window. Children observe the squirrels, record their activities and take pictures of the squirrels.

During Writing Workshop the children can use these pictures and observations to write stories or factual accounts of the squirrel's activities.

Squirrel Unit Studies - Squirrels use acorns for learning.

From the 1903 THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN BY BEATRIX POTTER

From the 1903 THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN BY BEATRIX POTTER

Squirrel and Acorn Activities

  • Mrs. Drakes room - FALL
    Take the children on a nature walk and have them collect acorns. Games, songs, math and science related to squirrels and acorns.
  • How to Play Acorn and Squirrel.
    The Acorn and Squirrel game demonstrates how important animals and plants are to each other. You can teach a fairly large group of young children how trees, animals and the earth all depend on each ot...
  • Squirrel Crafts and Activities
    Lots of Squirrel activities for teaching young children.
  • Squirrels and their Habits
    Books Used: Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman Miss Suzy by Miriam YoungTimmy Tiptoes by Beatrix Potter Fun With Nature by Boring, Burns, and Dendy

Acorn People - Making People from Acorns

Stringing Acorns - Making Acorn People

You can make acorn necklaces by drilling holes in acorns and stringing them on stiff string. If you dip the end of the string in wax it keeps the string from unraveling.

To make this activity into a literacy center, the acorns could have letters painted on them and the children could string their spelling, vocabulary or high frequency words.

  • A Children's Workshop for Making Toys
    As the child develops more hand control, she can begin to make chains and necklaces by stringing the nuts such as acorns on a cord.
  • Use of Native Craft Materials
    A large needle was pressed through the acorns and a double strand of hea\y cotton thread was used for stringing them. They may be strung with or without the ...

Acorn Letters - A Squirrel's favorite way to learn letters.

Letter Acorns

Matching upper and lowercase letters or use to introduce the sounds of letters. Put the acorns in ABC order or match them to objects that begin with those letters that have been glued to squirrels.

Squirrel and Acorn Cards

Making Squirrel Cards

These would make wonderful cards for matching to the words they represent and then playing Concentration or Go Fish with them.

The more that children interact with words the easier it is for them to remember the words.

Squirrels eat not only acorns but also the nuts or seeds inside of pine cones. Pine cones are where pinenuts come from that taste so delicious in Italian cooking.

  • Brown Squirrel
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Little by Little, the Acorn Said

LITTLE BY LITTLE.

"Little by little," the acorn said,

As it slowly sank in its mossy bed,

"I am improving every day,

Hidden deep in the earth away."

Little by little each day it grew;

Little by little it sipped the dew;

Downward it sent out a threadlike root;

Up in the air sprung a tiny shoot,

Day after day, and year after year,

Little by little the leaves appear;

And the slender branches spread far and wide,

Till the mighty oak is the forest's pride.

Photo Credit: Acorn Sprout

From Clkr, Public Domain

"Little by little," said the thoughtful boy,

"Moment by moment, I'll well employ,

Learning a little every day,

And not misspending my time in play;

Whatever I do I will do it well.

Little by little, I'll learn to know

The treasured wisdom of long ago;

And one of these days, perhaps, will see

That the world will be the better for me."

Oak Tree Poetry

Poetry is a wonderful way to lead young children into topics of science and social studies.

To extend this poem:

1. Go for a walk in the woods and observe an oak tree. Compare it with other trees in the forest. Bring home a few leaves and acorns to put on the science table for observation.

2. Dry and press some oak leaves and other leaves. Attach them to index cards and play Go Fish or Concentration. Pictures of the full grown trees, bark and seeds could also be added.

3. Go to a lumberyard, sawmill, or furniture factory and learn about the different types of wood. Can you tell which kind of tree each board comes from? How can you tell?

4. Make a large Oak Tree on the bulletin board. Have children research items that are made from oak and hang labeled pictures of them from the branches.

  • Simple Truths in Verse for the Amusement and Instruction of Children at an Early Age
    The Oak by Mary Elliott Observe, dear George, this nut is small;      The Acorn is its name; Would you suppose yon tree so tall      From such a trifle came? The Acorn, buried in the earth,      When many years are past Becomes the oak of matchle
  • Poem: The Squirrel
    The Squirrel Anonymous Whisky, frisky, Hippity hop; Up he goes To the tree top! Whirly, twirly, Round and round, Down he scampers To the ground. Furly, curly What a tail! Tall as a feather Broad as a sail! Where's his supper? In the shell, Snapp

Grocery List

sweet potatoes

marshmallows

cranberries

walnuts

MobiStories

Busy children are well behaved children.

MobiStories like the Squirrel's Thanksgiving can be downloaded and read to your child when you can't.

Acorn and Squirrel Math Calendar

To turn your bulletin board into an interactive learning center, write math problems on the leaves and answers on the acorns. Cover the bulletin board with felt and the backs of the leaves and acorns with Velcro.

The children become little squirrels scurrying through the leaves and acorns to find matches which they put up on the bulletin board. After they have been checked for accuracy they can be pulled off and stored in a basket for the next group of children.or left scattered or the next squirrels to sort.

Counting Acorn Caps - Acorn Caps make Tea Party Saucers

Counting Acorns

Counting Acorns

Acorn Math - Count, sort and add the acorns.

Take A Walk in the Woods and collect lots of acorns.

1. Spread the acorns out on the table and start to look at them carefully. Are they all the same?

2. As you start to notice differences, begin sorting them into groups. Be sure to label your piles.

3. Then count to see how many you have in each pile. Make a graph to show the number of acorns in each category.

4. Write about your discoveries in your math journal.

Inexpensive objects that can be used as math manipulatives include acorns, pine needles, leaves and so on.

Go Nuts Board Game

Squirrel games provide practice with counting and skip counting. In the game, Go Nuts! help the squirrels gather nuts and keep a running tally of the number you have gathered. In the game, Sneaky Snacky Squirrel, gather nuts and place them in the holes of tree trunk slices. Then skip count by 5's to see how many you have gathered. Children can learn counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and more with these two fun, squirrel-themed games...

Measuring Acorns and Squirrels

Measuring an Acorn

Measuring an Acorn

Squirrel Math

Math for the Acorn and Squirrel Unit Study

Cuisenaire Rods can be used to measure acorns and plush squirrels.

We have several plush squirrels of different sizes to measure.

Squirrel Tracks can also be measured.

Acorn Place Value

Acorns from small to large of the Willow Oak

Acorns from small to large of the Willow Oak

Counting Acorns

1. Estimate how many acorns you collected. Write the estimates on post-its and attach the post-its to your number line or hundreds board.

2. Put 10 acorns into each cup. 10 cups on a paper plate and ten plates on separate tables.

Pumpkins and Place Value has many more place value ideas.

Keeping the Squirrels Busy - More Autumn Theme Centers and Activities

Red Maple Leaf Floating

Red Maple Leaf Floating

Float or Sink Sensory Table

]Set up the Sensory Table with water and have some leaves, acorns and sticks that you collected on your walk nearby.

Children can determine whether or not each item sinks or floats. Some children may discover that leaves, for example may float if gently placed on top but sink if pushed underwater.

Feed the Squirrels - Do you have any acorns for the Squirrels?

Whether you live in the country or in a city you will find plenty of squirrels. If you decide to feed the squirrels you will have endless hours of enjoying their antics.

Keep a pad of paper handy and a pair of binoculars. Don't forget to share your experiences with others.

Baby Squirrel caught eating an acorn

"Baby squirrel caught eating an acorn on top of a fence in a farm. We held the camera right up to him/her? and did not mind at all. "

Isn't this adorable? You wouldn't want to watch this tiny infant squirrel chewing away at his/her lunch? The video is sped up as the squirrel obviously took his/her time eating it.

Don't Feed the Squirrels - Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeders

Even if you don't intend to feed the Squirrels you may find that they have found food.

Leave some nuts outside in the playground in a spot where you can observe from the window. Record how long it takes for squirrels to find it.

Garenteed Squirrel Proof Feeders - A must read Tale of Squirrels and Bird Lovers

It has come down to this. I'm currently the high bidder on eBay, for coyote urine.

Someone in Kansas outbid me on the red fox whiz.

Bobcat tinkle has no bids. I've got it bookmarked.

I've never seen a coyote in my life, but suddenly I'm desperately bidding $20.50 for 16 ounces of his No. 1. And it's even in "a convenient spray bottle."

Blame my wife, and Father's Day. Maybe Home Depot too, but I'm afraid that someday I might need an orange extension cord, so I'm leaving them out of this.

  • The battle of the century
    It was the ultimate showdown of man vs. creature when a pack of squirrels invaded Don Barone's bird feeder.

Do you feed the Squirrels?

Acorn Science - Squirrels and Acorns and How Trees begin to Grow

  • Acorns | Collecting and Handling
    Official Virginia Department of Forestry Web site: The department carries out forestry activities on state-owned lands, manages State Forests, enforces forestry laws, protects forests from fire and forest pests, performs statewide forest resource pla

Squirrels and Acorns in the Oak Tree

Learn about Oak Trees

Learn about Oak Trees

Learning about Oak Trees

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.

State Tree: The Oak - Acorns from Oak Trees provide food for Squirrels

The Charter Oak, oil on canvas, 1857.

The Charter Oak, oil on canvas, 1857.

Plant an Oak Tree

If it wasn't for the oak tree, squirrels wouldn't have any acorns. Oak trees take many, many years to grow. Some people think that means that it's not worth our time to plant an oak tree. I disagree. The oak tree that we plant today may help squirrels find food 100 years from now. We better hurry up and plant a few acorns.

  • Iowa State Tree - Iowa Unit Study
    Designated as the official state tree in 1961, the oak tree was chosen because it is abundant in the state and serves as shelter, food and nesting cover for many animals and birds including squirrels. Acorns, the nuts of oak trees, are eaten by many
  • Connecticut State Tree White Oak Quercus alba
    THE CHARTER OAK (White Oak, Quercus alba) STATE TREE Deep-rooted in the historic tradition of Connecticut, the Charter Oak is one of the most colorful and significant symbols of the spiritual strength and love of freedom, which inspired our Colonial

How to Make Acorn Flour

Mamma Squirrel's Whole Wheat Nut Bread - Bread for the Squirrel Family and Yours Too!

Ingredients

* 2 cups whole wheat flour

* 1 cup all-purpose flour

* 2 Tablespoons of Wheat Germ

* 1 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, etc. toasted

* 1/2 cup dried cranberries and dates

* 1/2 cup honey

* 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 1 1/2 cups milk

* 1/2 cup molasses

  • Date Nut Bread Recipe
    Date nut bread is made with chopped dates, butter, boiling water, egg, and walnuts or pecans. A flavorful date nut bread recipe with photo.

Squirrel Songs and Poems - Let's sing about squirrels!

  • A Squirrel Song
    Original Author Unknown Sung to: "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain" I'll be gathering all the acorns till they're gone. I'll be gathering all the acorns till they're gone. I'll be gathering all the acorns, gathering all the acorns, Gathering all
  • The Mississippi Squirrel Revival by Ray Stevens
    The day the squirrel went berserk, In the First Self-Righteous Church in that sleepy little town of Pascagoula. It was a fight for survival, that broke out in revival. They were jumpin pews and shouting Hallelujah!

Planting an Acorn on the Moon - Could a squirrel live on the Moon?

Squirrel Planting an Acorn

Squirrel Planting an Acorn

Squirrel Appreciation Day - January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day

Squirrel Button

Squirrel Button

Celebrating Squirrel Appreciation Day


Now that Christmas is over, what is the next major holiday?

Why ...Squirrel Appreciation Day of course.

What do you plan to do to celebrate? Do you have acorns for the squirrels?

To show your appreciation of the rodents in your life you might make bagel-and-birdseed squirrel feeders It will be a hit with all your bushy tailed friends and maybe some feathered ones as well.

What do you do with acorns?

ruby Alex on December 10, 2017:

great work thanks for sharing.

Delia on February 17, 2013:

We have an enormous amount of acorns in our yard during Fall, I rake them up and save them for the squirrels for Winter. Cute lens and adorable images with great information.

~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

norma-holt on December 31, 2012:

A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

Michael Oksa on November 23, 2012:

I like how you presented all of the info. It's not a topic I think about a lot, but this lens was very well done.

Joan4 on November 22, 2012:

Beautiful page full of great ideas, as usual, Evelyn! I was so happy you included one of our favorite songs - Brown Squirrel. You should see sister Nancy aka Ohme, doing the motions to that one!

traveller27 on November 22, 2012:

Back for another look - always enjoy your articles.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on September 10, 2012:

I have somehow wound up visiting a lot of squirrel laden pages today. Not sure why I wound up there but I sure have enjoyed my visits.

Fay Favored from USA on August 28, 2012:

So much to build around this theme. Enjoyed my visit and the cute video.

norma-holt on August 28, 2012:

Wonderful lens full of detail, information and great pics. I have acorn trees but no squirrels. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on August 26, 2012:

@ecogranny: I am so glad that your grandchildren will benefit from the activities suggested here. Thanks for visiting the squirrels. :)

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on August 26, 2012:

When my children were growing up, we had a couple of oak trees. They loved to play with the acorns. I once tried to make meal from them, but like you with the acorn flour, found it to be a lot of work.

Your work on this lens is mighty impressive, I must say. What a lot of ideas and information you've provided! I especially like the nut bread recipe. Thank you for all the activities, some of which we will do with our grandchildren next time they come over.

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on August 25, 2012:

@aesta1: Thanks for visiting the Squirrels:)

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on August 25, 2012:

Just love everything you've shared here. Love the stories.

teamlane on August 25, 2012:

Very apropos lens for this time of year, eh! :)

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on August 25, 2012:

@Rankography: Thank you so much for stopping by to bless the Squirrels. :)

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on August 25, 2012:

@anonymous: Thank you so much for blessing the Squirrels:)

Rankography on August 24, 2012:

Interesting and unique lens. Blessings

anonymous on August 24, 2012:

Such a cute idea! *blessed by a squid angel*

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on August 23, 2012:

@anonymous: Thank you for visiting the squirrels.

anonymous on August 23, 2012:

Interesting lens!

lunagaze on March 14, 2012:

This is a neat lens. I love the pictures and illustrations

on this page they are fantastic

JoyfulReviewer on December 01, 2011:

How delightful and informative. Congratulations on having one of the top 35 homeschooling lenses.

pencilonpaper on November 24, 2011:

I saw a squirrel a couple of weeks ago in a park. It came down from one tree, crawled to another then back down, stopped for a minute standing still and watching the traffic from the near road, then lost its trace in a bush. Guess it was searching for some nuts.

RobinDM on November 24, 2011:

very nice job with a very interesting subject for children and adults alike!

Paki Bazar on November 17, 2011:

i love this blog you are working really good

:)

xD

anonymous on November 12, 2011:

These activities are great, a great range of ideas for when the grand kids visit

modernchakra on November 10, 2011:

I love squirrels and these activities would have been amazing... where were you when I was growing up!?!?! Thank you for a great lens!

anonymous on November 03, 2011:

great tribute to the squirrel! I prefer to watch them instead of eating them, had to eat some squirrel soup before, little gamy for my taste.

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on November 03, 2011:

Squirrels are delightful little critters to watch. I used to sit on my sister's front porch in Indiana and watch them play in her yard and 3 big trees. They were so cute, and they played together like little kids. I enjoyed this lens.

traveller27 on November 03, 2011:

Great images - very nice lens!

hughgrissettsr lm on November 03, 2011:

loved your lens! i love squirrels! i live in ms and i have a toy chihuahua who barks at everything except squirrels! he watches them run around thru my sliding glass doors! he looks at them, and they look at him, it is so cute!

Southernemma on November 02, 2011:

Great lens! I can't wait to try some of these out with my kids.

TransplantedSoul on November 02, 2011:

We have an oak tree in the yard that they love. I also buy them peanuts in the shell when it is nasty outside.

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on October 18, 2011:

Another super collection of learning opportunities. *Blessed*

anonymous on October 06, 2011:

Fun lens and images! :)

HeartBroken62 on September 20, 2011:

I feed them to my little squirrel of course!

anonymous on September 16, 2011:

A very resourceful lens on squirrels and acorns. Squirrels are a delight to watch and difficult to catch. I tried once and it is next to impossible.

WhiteOak50 on September 14, 2011:

With Autumn being this SquidAngel's FAVORITE season ever, I am flying by your lens because it is related to Autumn. With that being said, I am leaving you with a SquidAngel Blessing and Best Wishes for a Fantastic Autumn Season!!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 13, 2011:

Your lenses are really worth reading.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 13, 2011:

Your lenses are really worth reading.

dahlia369 on September 02, 2011:

Wonderful lens, cute squirrels. Blessed! :)

blanckj on August 14, 2011:

Oh my gosh! So many, many, many resources. Such a cute lens. Thanks for sharing. Blessed!

Loretta from United States on August 13, 2011:

The SquidAngel School Bus is driving through your neighborhood leaving ~*~*~*~*~angel dus~*~*~*~*~ sprinkles along the way!

Donnette Davis from South Africa on July 11, 2011:

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Donnette Davis from South Africa on July 11, 2011:

Hello Lovely Lady :) I have added a link to this lens on my new lens http://www.squidoo.com/squirrel-thematic-unit-stud...

akumar46 lm on May 21, 2011:

Very interesting creatures....nice lens.

anonymous on May 13, 2011:

Squirrels are very Cool, they works all year long collecting Nuts and so forth!

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on April 11, 2011:

Another really nice lens here! You have a great collection of information of Squidoo!

Lisa-Marie-Mary on April 10, 2011:

I *LOVE* squirrels! This is my new favorite Evelyn Study Unit!!! Awesome!

Laurel Johnson from Washington KS on March 10, 2011:

What a colorful, entertaining lens!

We don't feed the squirrels acorns cause they're hard to find around here.

But hubby makes sure they have corn, walnuts, and other tasty treats.

WhitePineLane on January 18, 2011:

Came back with my wings on to give a *Squid Angel blessing*

Also included this lens in my brand new Lensography of Squirrel Lenses!

http://www.squidoo.com/lensography-of-squirrel-len...

WhitePineLane on January 18, 2011:

Another GREAT lens! I love, love, love your unit studies!

irenemaria from Sweden on January 18, 2011:

What an amazing lens! I am smiling. Remember a joke once: Two acorns were talking to each other and one said: "Confidentially my dear - I think I am going to have an oak!" =D

ElizabethJeanAl on December 21, 2010:

Awesome lens.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on December 17, 2010:

I love squirrels...you are sure putting me into a country spirited mood today. Thank you.

HubLens Admin on November 23, 2010:

Truly fascinating lens filled with great artwork, ideas and writings about Squirrel and acorns. My kids just collected 278 acorns last weekend and we are doing research what to do with them. Your info is a blessing to us! Thanks.

anonymous on November 22, 2010:

Awesome lens! What fun!!

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on November 20, 2010:

@Sylvestermouse: Thank you for stopping by to visit the Squirrels.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on November 20, 2010:

Fabulous and comprehensive! I love squirrels.

Sheilamarie from British Columbia on November 18, 2010:

Squirrels are such rascals, but adorable, too!

Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on November 17, 2010:

Like Margo, the squirrels have stolen my bird seed too. In fact, they knocked over the bird feeder quite a few times. I tried diversion tactics with seed on the ground and peanuts, but they weren't having it. Something about that feeder was just too tempting...

Barb McCoy on November 11, 2010:

No acorns left in our yard after the squirrels are done this year. Love your lens and I am Lensrolling to my Autumn Series lens. Thanks for pulling this great resource together.

kt_glasses on November 10, 2010:

what a cute lens!!!

cherylsgifts2go on November 06, 2010:

Wow - you must have hit every search page for squirrel and acorn information. Squirrels are cute, no matter where they come from. Love to watch them in action. You did an excellent job on this lens, it was so enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

MargoPArrowsmith on November 03, 2010:

Squirrels stole my pecans and bird seed!

theclickfactory on October 31, 2010:

This is so lovely and cute lens! You have mentioned about sawmills here I have been to one just to see how things happen there.

Lovely Post :)

Ann from Yorkshire, England on October 23, 2010:

great lens, I've lensrolled it to my Cyril the Squirrel lens

MrSquiffy on October 16, 2010:

Squirrels are cool.

anonymous on October 09, 2010:

Where I live we don't have Squirrels and I really wish we did. They look inquisitive, cute and easy to enjoy. Lots of great info!

Lisa-Marie-Mary on September 28, 2010:

This lens couldn't be any more fabulous!! I love it! Fabulous job! (I adore squirrels and I adore elementary curriculum, so you're addressing two of my soft spots!) ;-D

projdemand on April 10, 2010:

A great collection of Squirrels. Here you have mentioned about flying and brown squirrel but I have seen here first time flying and brown squirrel.

Thanks for your nice lens.

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on October 14, 2009:

An excellent lens for teachers and parents. And me. I love watching the Abert squirrels around our house in Flagstaff. They're going bonkers right now--busy, busy. They're SO cute ... but, at the same time, so intent on getting right in front of my car. I'm always stopping, honking and even getting out of the car sometimes to move them along. Such frustrating little buggers!

ElizabethJeanAl on May 28, 2009:

Welcome to the Nature and the Outdoors Group

Lizzy

hlkljgk from Western Mass on May 19, 2009:

there is so much great info here. love the acorn math!

tandemonimom lm on April 11, 2009:

Another 5***** lens! This lens is now a featured lens on the newly redesigned Homeschooling Group!

Yvonne L B from Covington, LA on March 09, 2009:

Another great teaching lens. Welcome to the Naturally Native Squids group. Don't forget to add your lens link to the appropriate plexo and vote for it.

anonymous on February 14, 2009:

Wow...I absolutely love your lenses, and will be back for more. I taught at a preschool/child care center for five years, and I love teaching material. I helped develop and gather our curriculum, and enjoyed it very much! Great job!

ShamanicShift on January 11, 2009:

What a beautiful, remarkable lens! I'm so happy I found this lens (just in time) just as I was looking for a holiday I didn't yet celebrate. Hooray - I didn't miss Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on January 09, 2009:

[in reply to OhMe] Thank you for telling me about the Brown Squirrel Song. I had never heard of it before.

Yes, I did change my avatar.

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on January 08, 2009:

This is so neat. I imagine the children love this. I used to sing "Brown Squirrel" with my son all the time and he loved to watch the squirrels in the yard. Great job. Did you change your avatar?

poutine on December 31, 2008:

Beautiful lens!

I really enjoyed reading it and looking at the great pictures.

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on December 21, 2008:

[in reply to lakeerieartists] I had never heard of totally black squirrels before.

Linda Hoxie from Idaho on December 19, 2008:

Fantastic lens Evelyn, I love your work!

Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on December 19, 2008:

Your lenses are always superior. Great job. In parts of Ohio, we have totally black squirrels.

Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on December 19, 2008:

Your lenses are always superior. Great job. In parts of Ohio, we have totally black squirrels.

Wendy Henderson from PA on December 18, 2008:

This is a wonderful lens. Loved it.

anonymous on December 18, 2008:

These would make such good lesson modules for the young ones. Good job.

andreaberrios lm on December 18, 2008:

Love your lens, very interesting. Thank you!

Winter52 LM on December 15, 2008:

I love coming over to your lenses. I always learn something new. :) And, you have just given me a topic for dinner conversation. :) Now I will know more than my daughter lol

groovyoldlady on November 25, 2008:

Stellar, as always. I loved the acorn poem. You are very gifted at making educational lenses!

anonymous on November 23, 2008:

Forgot to say, lensrolled to my St Tiggywinkles lens too!

anonymous on November 23, 2008:

Lovely lens Evelyn - when I have grandchildren, I know where to point their parents! Lensrolled to my Autumn lens.

gods_grace_notes on November 18, 2008:

Yet another fabulous lens, Evelyn,

Squirrels are one of my favorite outdoor entertainment.. they're absolutely delightful.

I appreciate the TLC you put into all your lenses, and this one is no exception!

Connie

: )

julieannbrady on November 17, 2008:

You know that your writing style is so spectacular that you ought to be penning / publishing children's books -- do you do that too? Lovely lens -- I'm plain nuts over it. xoxoxo PS This mama loves nut roll too.

Debbie from England on November 16, 2008:

Forgot to say, lensrolled to 'What Can You Do With A Walnut' :)

Debbie from England on November 16, 2008:

Great lens! So many activities to keep the children busy whilst learning and enjoying themselves. Thank you for featuring 'What Can You Do With A Walnut' :)

GregGiordano on November 12, 2008:

Great lens. My kids will love this!

LisaJo1 on November 10, 2008:

I used to make little pipes with them. It was such innocent fun in those days. I love all of your lenses. 5 stars and a Digg. Keep them coming.

GrowWear on November 09, 2008:

Lovely lens! Another one to make learning fun! :)

go206th on November 06, 2008:

I always enjoy your lenses. Great Job.. 5*

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