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Play To Learn In Kindergarten: Trouble In Paradise. To expand upon this fantastic idea, I would have the kids create a matching book with a picture of their structure (and their written description complete with labels,etc). You could also tap into 21st century skills by using a story telling app--creating a digital book to document and write about their work.
Sorting acorns & leaves - if you're going to save acorns for decorations or crafts indoors, you'll need to bake them at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Otherwise you will find that there is a small hole in the side of the acorn & a little maggot nearby after a week or two (",)