Here’s another cute idea from 365 Toddler Activities That Inspire Creativity; this silly game will engage your child’s imagination and get them running around to burn off some energy!
Of course we’ve been having fun watching the very busy squirrels outside this time of year. To set the stage for the game, we first sang the song Gray Squirrel:
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, sway your bushy tail.
Put a nut between your toes,
Wrinkle up your tiny nose.
Gray squirrel gray squirrel, sway your bushy tail.
Then it was time to be a squirrel! Hide any nuts in the shell around the house – walnuts, pistachios, or even real acorns from outside will work great! Hide them in little batches and invite your “squirrel” to find them all.
No sooner did he find them than Travis was asking if we could do it again – a sign of a hit!