Animal Song with Puppets: "My Squirrel" Listen here
Letter of the Day: Ss
Check out my blog post about this event a couple of years ago..
The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri: Squirrel is too busy getting ready for winter to play with the other animals.
That Pup by Lindsay Barrett George: After having fun digging up acorns, a little dog helps hide them again when he finds out a squirrel was saving them for winter.
Flannel: "Sammy Squirrel" by Liz and Dick Wilmes:
Sammy Squirrel is sad and cold (look at his pink little nose) now that all the leaves fell off his tree.
Music and pom poms: "Gray Squirrel" by the Learning Station. There are many versions of this song, but I love this one because it encourages the whole family to participate! Listen / watch here.
Activity: Acorn Hunt
The kids found acorns around the library and put them in Squirrel's burrow. I think next year I will let each kid take one acorn on the way out and give it to squirrel. The hunt went fine, but I think it would better with a smaller group (40+ kids attended both sessions).