As BB is getting older (sigh) I have started doing simple and quick activities that focus on colour and shapes. And now that is Autumn we have been doing this with an acorn colour sorting activity.

Make sure you follow my toddler activities board in Pinterest for more ideas. Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

For this acorn colour sorting activity you will need:

  • Acorns
  • Acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge

acorn colour sorting activity

BB and I spent a wonderful morning collecting Acorns at Blenheim Palace. We found many that had some sort of growth on the side of them. Which turned out to be galls containing the developing larvae of the Gall Wasp.

When we got home I choose a few of our acorns and then put them into the oven on a low heat for 15 minutes to help dry them out.

When they had cooled down I painted each acorn and its cupule a different colour. Once they had dried I coated each one in Mod Podge so that the paint wouldn’t scrape off.

acorn colour sorting activity

When it came to doing the acorn colour sorting I put the acorns in one pile and the cupules in another. I let BB pick up an acorn and then asked him which ”hat” went with it. When he had found the correct hat he would try to put it on and then we placed it back in the box.

acorn colour sorting activity

acorn colour sorting activity

oops got the wrong pair this time.

If you enjoyed this acorn colour sorting activity be sure to check out my little mouse busy bag and colour mixing activity.

Pin for later:

Acorn colour sorting activity for toddlers