One of the activities that I have planned for the Fall season is participating in Project Squirrel. It’s a really simple animal observation project to do with the kids and only involves 14 questions. I think my younger students will really enjoy it.
And if we’re going to do the observation, we have to include some fun learning, right? My plan is to do a one day squirrel unit study. I’ve started collecting a list of free squirrel learning resources that we can use and thought I’d share them with you!
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Here are some of our favorite books about or with squirrels that we own or have borrowed from the library.
Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide – Learn all about the fascinating world of one of the “most watched” mammals on the planet.
Nuts to You – We’re big Lois Ehlert fans in our home and this book about a mischievous squirrel is a family favorite.
Earl the Squirrel – Earl, a young squirrel, learns about responsibility and resourcefulness.
Squirrel Rescue – This book combines an exciting animal encounter with an ordinary childhood event to create a fascinating, realistic story about wildlife rescue.
Free Squirrel Nature Studies & Facts
Handbook of Nature Study – Squirrel Nature Study
National Geographic – Squirrel Facts
Backyard Nature – Squirrel Field Guide
Exploring Nature – Squirrel Observation Lesson Plan
National Geographic – Flying Squirrel at Night Video
Free Squirrel Printables & Worksheets
Activity Village – Squirrel Coloring Pages, Worksheets, & Crafts
Backyard Nature – Squirrel Printables & Activities
Making Learning Fun – Squirrel Printables
Red Ted Art – Squirrel Coloring Pages
Homeschool Helper Online – Flying Squirrel Notebooking Page
abcteach – Squirrel Worksheets
Teachers Pay Teachers – Fall Squirrel Drawing and Writing Pack
Kids’ Activities Blog – Squirrel Reading Set (bookmarks & reading log)
Free Squirrel Unit Studies & Lapbooks
Homeschool Helper Online – Squirrel Unit Study
Homeschool Share – Squirrel Lapbook
Free Squirrel Books
Amazon – Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (Kindle Edition)
Amazon – Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (Kindle Edition)
Amazon – The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (Kindle Edition)
Free Squirrel Activities, Games, & Crafts
Living Montessori Now – Squirrel & Nut Montessori Activities
PE Universe – Acorn & Squirrel Game (group game)
Learn Create Love – Printable Squirrel Craft
Little Bins for Little Hands – Squirrel Sensory Bin
Mom Inspired Life – Squirrel Feeder
Playdough to Plato – Sneaky Squirrel Snack Feeder
Fun to Origami – Squirrel Paper Origami
DLTK – Squirrel Crafts
Family Crafts – Pinecone Squirrel Craft
Messy Little Monster – Squirrel Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Learning and Exploring Through Play – Squirrel Sensory Box
Leap Frog – Leaf Squirrel Craft
We’ve always enjoyed watching squirrels (except when they were helping themselves to our fruit trees!), but have never studied the interesting little creatures before. I hope you’re able to find something useful from this free squirrel resource unit!