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Acorns for the Squirrels

Updated on April 22, 2015


Squirrel in the Grass
Squirrel in the Grass | Source

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?

Red squirrel feeding at sunset
Red squirrel feeding at sunset | Source

Watching Squirrels

Toddler Looking Through the Window
Toddler Looking Through the Window | Source

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.


Child learn like little squirrels collecting acorns of knowledge with hands-on learning activities.

Acorn People - Making People from Acorns

Acorn People
Acorn People | Source

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.

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

Acorn Letters
Acorn Letters | Source

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

Squirrel | Source

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.

Little by Little, the Acorn Said


"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.

Grocery List

sweet potatoes





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 | Source

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 | Source

Squirrel Math

Measuring Squirrel Tracks
Measuring Squirrel Tracks | Source

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 | Source

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 | Source

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.

Do you feed the Squirrels?

Yes, I love to watch their antics.

Yes, I love to watch their antics.

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    • MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      Not on purpose, but I don't chase them away from eating the bird seed they are so fun to watch.

    • Delia 4 years ago

      Love them! so does my Kitty and she has chased them off the deck so now I just watch them go from tree to tree.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes, stuffed and roasted and boiled and BBQ.

    • ismeedee 4 years ago

      They are adorable and I don't see why not to feed them sometimes, so we do, yes!! We live on the edge of a big park and lots of squirrels!

    • Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      We give them water and food in winter, but they feed off our fruit trees and walnut tree.

    • Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      No. People who work with wildlife say it is best not to give them food so they do not become used to a supply that may suddenly be gone if we move away or for some other reason stop feeding them. I do enjoy watching them go about their business and listening to them chatter, though.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      we buy bulk peanuts with shells

      our garden has been safe for years

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      love having these little guys around.

    • TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Yes. I have in every place I've lived since college.

    • pawpaw911 5 years ago

      We have an oak tree, and they actually feed themselves. They are fun to watch.

    • ScareYouDiva 5 years ago

      yes they get their own feeder

    • EMangl 5 years ago

      sure - two bags full of nuts collected already for winter, then we go feeding them in the park

    • HeartBroken62 5 years ago

      I feed one lives with me and has since it was about a week old.

    • Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Only in our summer place but never in our city home. In the spring, they look so skinny so they are welcome to our feeders.

    • Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We do welcome them to our feeders especially in the spring when they have hardly any flesh on them.

    • KokoTravel 5 years ago

      Indeed, I do!

    • akumar46 lm 5 years ago

      Yes,I love Squirrels.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Squirrels are amazing Creatures, plus they are Very Strong for their size!!

    • bob4814 6 years ago

      I feed them all the time. We accidentally named one "Squirrels". It started with look .. squirrels. Then one started to hang around the deck and won't run away when we said squirrels. He has 7 or 8 pals in our yard too, buy he is the only one who will venture onto the deck.

      If you really want to keep them away though you can get the coyote and fox urine at any hunters supply store (Gander Mountain, Cabellas, Bass Pro Shop). Warning a very little goes a very long way.

    • weldingreptile 6 years ago

      Hell ya! I have 1.

    Not by choice. How can I stop them?

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      • aquarian_insight 4 years ago

        No. I'm actually afraid of squirrels - weird but true!

      • norma-holt 4 years ago

        We don't have these beautiful creatured in Australia but we used to feed the possums, our closest animal to it.

      • Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        They are all over our bird feeders.

      • virtualboy 5 years ago

        I think they have enough to eat, I hear acorns dropping all day long where I live. By the way congrats on your purple star

      • JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

        Even though I love to watch them, I don't want to encourage even more squirrels into my yard.

      • Joan Haines 5 years ago

        Nope. It's good for them to find their own food.

      • dahlia369 5 years ago

        No way I'd feed them, around here they have plenty of food year round.

      • blanckj 5 years ago

        No! I don't want them all over my property eating my garden veggies.

      • CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

        We don't.Hubby would like a bird feeder, but we would need a squirrel proof one, I think Lots of squirrels in our yard. They are great entertainment for the kitty, though

      • WhitePineLane 6 years ago

        Certainly not on purpose! We have SO MANY squirrels, it unbelievable. The new thing we're trying is the Twirl A Squirrel. Have you seen them? When a bird is on the bird feeder - nothing. But when the weight of a squirrel is on the feeder, it starts to twirl.... faster and faster until it "gently" flings the little rodent off! I'd rather feed the birds! :-D

      • Barb McCoy 6 years ago

        This has been a crazy year for squirrels in our neighborhood. They ate every single walnut off our tree! They are now raiding the birdfeeders every day.

      • groovyoldlady 8 years ago

        No. My oak tree feeds the squirrels!!

      Squirrels and Acorns in the Oak Tree

      Learn about Oak Trees
      Learn about Oak Trees | Source

      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. | Source

      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.

      How to Make Acorn Flour

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


      * 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

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

      Squirrel Planting an Acorn
      Squirrel Planting an Acorn | Source

      Squirrel Appreciation Day - January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day

      Squirrel Button
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      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?

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          Mortira 8 years ago

          Another great lens! Welcome to the Family Time group! * * * * *

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          go206th 8 years ago

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

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          GrowWear 8 years ago

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

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          LisaJo1 8 years ago

          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.

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          GregGiordano 8 years ago

          Great lens. My kids will love this!

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          Debbie 8 years ago from England

          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' :)

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          julieannbrady 8 years ago

          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.

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          gods_grace_notes 8 years ago

          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!


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          anonymous 8 years ago

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

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          anonymous 8 years ago

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

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          groovyoldlady 8 years ago

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

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          Winter52 LM 8 years ago

          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

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          andreaberrios lm 8 years ago

          Love your lens, very interesting. Thank you!

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          Wendy Henderson 8 years ago from PA

          This is a wonderful lens. Loved it.

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          nightbear lm 8 years ago

          Very Delightful lens. So active and engaging. really enjoyed it.

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          Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

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

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          Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

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

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          Linda Hoxie 8 years ago from Idaho

          Fantastic lens Evelyn, I love your work!

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          Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

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

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          poutine 8 years ago

          Beautiful lens!

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

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          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?

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          Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

          [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.

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          ShamanicShift 8 years ago

          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!

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          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!

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          Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

          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.

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          tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

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

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          hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

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

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          ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

          Welcome to the Nature and the Outdoors Group


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          Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

          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!

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          projdemand 7 years ago

          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.

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          Lisa-Marie-Mary 6 years ago

          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

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          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!

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          MrSquiffy 6 years ago

          Squirrels are cool.

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          Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

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

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          theclickfactory 6 years ago

          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 :)

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          MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

          Squirrels stole my pecans and bird seed!

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          cherylsgifts2go 6 years ago

          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.

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          kt_glasses 6 years ago

          what a cute lens!!!

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          Barb McCoy 6 years ago

          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.

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          Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

          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...

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          sheilamarie78 6 years ago

          Squirrels are such rascals, but adorable, too!

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

          Fabulous and comprehensive! I love squirrels.

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          Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

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

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Awesome lens! What fun!!

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          reflectionhaiku 6 years ago

          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.

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          Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

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

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          ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

          Awesome lens.

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          irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

          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

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          WhitePineLane 6 years ago

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

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          WhitePineLane 6 years ago

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

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

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          Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

          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.

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          Lisa-Marie-Mary 6 years ago

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

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          CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

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

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          anonymous 5 years ago

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

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          akumar46 lm 5 years ago

          Very interesting creatures....nice lens.

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          Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

          Hello Lovely Lady :) I have added a link to this lens on my new lens

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          Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

          Hello :) I have added a link to this lens on my new lens

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          Loretta 5 years ago from United States

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

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          blanckj 5 years ago

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

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          dahlia369 5 years ago

          Wonderful lens, cute squirrels. Blessed! :)

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          Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          Your lenses are really worth reading.

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          Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          Your lenses are really worth reading.

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          WhiteOak50 5 years ago

          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!!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          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.

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          HeartBroken62 5 years ago

          I feed them to my little squirrel of course!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Fun lens and images! :)

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          Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

          Another super collection of learning opportunities. *Blessed*

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          TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

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

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          Southernemma 5 years ago

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

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          hughgrissettsr lm 5 years ago

          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!

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          traveller27 5 years ago

          Great images - very nice lens!

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          Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

          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.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          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.

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          modernchakra 5 years ago

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

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          anonymous 5 years ago

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

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          Paki Bazar 5 years ago

          i love this blog you are working really good



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          RobinDM 5 years ago

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

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          pencilonpaper 5 years ago

          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.

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          JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

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

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          lunagaze 5 years ago

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

          on this page they are fantastic

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Interesting lens!

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          Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

          @anonymous: Thank you for visiting the squirrels.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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          Rankography 4 years ago

          Interesting and unique lens. Blessings

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          Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

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

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          Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

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

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          teamlane 4 years ago

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

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          Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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          Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

          @aesta1: Thanks for visiting the Squirrels:)

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          Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

          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.

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          Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

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

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          norma-holt 4 years ago

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

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          Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

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

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          Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

          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.

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          traveller27 4 years ago

          Back for another look - always enjoy your articles.

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          Joan4 4 years ago

          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!

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          Michael Oksa 4 years ago

          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.

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          norma-holt 4 years ago

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

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          Delia 4 years ago

          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~

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