This build-a-squirrel craft is a fun way to get your kids engaged in learning the letter S and enjoying arts and crafts time at home or preschool.
This preschool toilet paper roll cut out printable is easy to incorporate at home or the classroom as a way to give kids something fun to do.
My build-a-squirrel template is just another one of my many activity ideas to use for your autumn activity schedule or family bonding time.
Below are some ideas that will allow you to use squirrel crafts in your everyday life for your toddlers grey squirrel craft time.
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Free Printable Cut and Paste Squirrel Craft for Kids
Ideas to Use Build-a-Squirrel
Enjoy this list of clever ways you can use squirrel crafts template ideas for toddlers.
1. Glue to Toilet Paper Roll
Gather up an old toilet paper roll and have fun creating a home autumn décor piece using this free printable.
Whether you have your kids use the traceable design to develop a unique grey squirrel design or simply have them follow my easy cut and paste instructions, you can use squirrel crafts to create a toilet paper roll decoration for your home.
2. Tracing Activity
Print my squirrel crafts template and use the printable as a cut out traceable template for kids. Giving your toddlers a tracing activity will help them develop and strengthen fine motor skills and handwriting skills.
Tracing allows your kids to learn how to hold a pencil properly and follow simple instructions to trace their own grey squirrel.
3. Teaching Woodland Animals in Autumn
It’s always fun to help your children develop a love and appreciation for nature. This woodland animals grey squirrel template is a fantastic option to use with a pine cone instead of the toilet paper roll noted above, for a woodland animal home décor piece this autumn season.
Have your kids complete their preschool printable using construction paper, acorns, and a pine cone as you read stories or watch a film about woodland animals.
4. Letter S
Lastly, you can use squirrel crafts to help your toddlers learn the letter S. All you need to do is download and print my Pinterest woodland animal printable below.
Have your kids use the traceable design to not only trace their build-a-squirrel template, but you can add an uppercase S and lowercase s to the design for kids to trace the letters.
This will help your preschooler develop letter recognition in preparation for kindergarten.
5. Bible Lesson
What does the bible say about squirrels? Well, God created all the animals, especially cute ones like the squirrel and saw that it was good. Genesis 1:24.
Because God created them and ‘said they were good,’ you can use this as an opportunity to teach that all animals are precious in God’s eyes, big and small.
Squirrel Craft Supplies Needed:
- White Cardstock Paper
- Colored Pencils, Markers or Crayons
- Printable Squirrel Template (FOUND AT THE BOTTOM)
Keep scrolling to get your very own squirrel craft template today and start exploring the forest with your little ones and their paper squirrel buddies!
If you are looking for something your littler kiddos can do while you make this craft with the older ones, be sure to check out our woodland animal coloring pages!
Squirrel Craft Instructions:
After you have printed off your woodland squirrel template, go ahead and cut out all of your shapes. If you are using the black and white squirrel template, be sure to color it first and then cut it out.
After you have cut out the squirrel, glue his ears on to his head.
Then glue on his adorable little arms.
Then, glue on the squirrel’s head.
Finally, glue on his tail.
Options to Choose:
- Print the color version for a simple and easy fall, summer or even spring craft or,
- Print the blank version and use it as a fun woodland animal coloring sheet activity and then glue the pieces together.
Free Printable Squirrel Template:
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