Acorns and Aprons
Living Childhood Outside
* Nature * Explore * Create * Learn
Welcome to Acorns and Aprons, a place where you can find endless inspiration and resources for connecting with nature and fostering your child's curiosity and creativity. Our website is dedicated to promoting outdoor learning, creativity, and exploration through forest school, nature school, and homeschooling. We offer a variety of engaging activities that encourage children to connect with nature, such as original artwork, printables, and nature-inspired crafts. Our mission is to inspire families to spend more time outside, learning, exploring, creating, and foraging together. We firmly believe that connecting with nature is essential for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. So, join us on this beautiful journey and let's discover the wonders of the natural world!
Learning about Nature helps children build a connection to the natural world. When we teach children the importance of animals, trees and the environment we help foster an ‘Earth Warrior’ who wants to protect lands, oceans and animals, so we can continue living and learning on this beautiful earth.
NEW STEAM Learning Bundles Perfect for Curious Learners!
Wild Moon bundle
Each month is a celebration about the full moon, making it a bundle you can use everyday of the year! Follow along with the monthly moons all year. There is the full school year calendar with illustrated moon phases, or draw your own each day with the blank moon phases templates. There are definitions of moon phases, moon phase wheels, copywork, journaling pages, pencil toppers, tic-tac-toe, bookmarks, crowns & crafting templates and more!
Birthstones and Geometry bundle
Birthstones and geometry is 169 pages of birthstone and geometry themed homeschooling resources. The special hand-painted birthstone school year calendar will keep you on track, along with the weekly planning and reading charts. There is an ABC birthstone banner, birthstone pencil toppers, affirmation cards, posters and so much more!
Wild Morel Mushrooms
nature learning bundle
is a 63 page hand painted PDF printable bundle designed for all ages. Little ones can enjoy the Morel sorting and number learning and more; while older children can learn about Morel Anatomy and the differences between a False Morel vs an Edible Morel. Explore Hands-on learning with Look inside diagrams. Print any page poster size and so much more!
Wild North Bundle
over 100 pages of Northern facts and fun! Our hand illustrated worksheets are the perfect hands-on, visual learning projects that kids will remember. Learn about the Northern lights while spinning homemade penny spinners, create 3D landscapes, play with Arctic animal finger-puppets while learning about their northern home and how they adapt to that environment, and much more! for ages 3-12.
This ladybug math PDF printable bundle is a hands-on way to learn simple math skills for ages 2-8, perfect for early-learning math. The beautifully hand-painted materials will aid with counting, addition and subtraction. Use the Morel and beet adding and subtracting display boxes with the matching cut-out numbers and cute ladybugs to help with counting. You will have everything you need to create a hands-on learning experience. Mix and Match the materials and have fun learning.
nature journaling bundle
Over 100 pages to help observe and record in nature. This DIY bundle has fun nature themed covers, page insert logs - with diagrams, charts & wheels. There's phenology charts, moon phases charts, a dream log, nature logs and more. Plus, there's an EXTRA page included with bookmarks, mini mushroom booklets, DIY nature stickers, tic-tac toe games and more!
Wild Mushroom Discovery - learning bundle
Our Wild Mushroom Discovery has 153 pages to explore. There is so much goodness that you’ll have to see it to believe! Kids will be able to easily digest mushroom facts with our easy to read mini-booklets, about six kinds of mushrooms! There are also double sided Amanita Muscaria finger puppets, Mushroom lifecycle wheel. Mushroom hunting tips and tricks, Posters, Mushroom learning game (with mushroom dice), Journal covers and fun mushroom writing pages, Bookmarks …and so much more. All hand-painted by us, Acorns and Aprons!
Wild Spore Prints Pack
Wild Mushroom Spore Print pack is a NEW 27 page mushroom discovery unit with printable steps on how to create a mushroom spore print from a wild mushroom.
There are journal covers and recording pages to help you record your scientific findings. Set up a complete spore print learning and experiment station with colourful decorative spore banners to assemble as you wish. There are fun cards to share with friends that can be used as templates in crafting. Plus, a fun tic-tac-toe game! The images are of REAL SPORE PRINTS!
Wild Crafts and Play bundles
Nature craft bundle
Inside this 197 page PDF digital bundle you'll find various Amanita Muscaria (Fly Agaric) mushroom inspired crafting and learning activities. We hope that these crafts inspire you to spend time outside in nature. It is designed to get kids interested about wild mushrooms, while teaching them how to easily identify this poisonous mushroom. Fun for all ages!
Spring BEE pack
This PDF digital spring BEE activity and craft pack is a 30 page sample pack from a larger garden learning unit coming out later this spring. It has a fun tic-tac-toe game, crafting activities and BEE KIND bunting to start celebrating the beauty of spring. It will also enhance your bee lessons and sets the stage for learning! All hand-painted by Acorns and Aprons.
The more we create with Nature the greater we understand its unique beauty.
-Acorns and Aprons
Outdoor Adventure is always there for you - just choose a path!
wild mushroom - fly agaric
lichen - lungwort
wild true Morel