I needed a lesson for the kindergarten classes and felt inspired by the fat squirrel that has been frequenting my front yard (much to the entertainment of my tuxedo cat). I decided to have the students draw their own spring squirrels. To control the size of their drawings I had them start with a tracer of an acorn. They drew the squirrels holding that central acorn, thus guaranteeing that their drawings would fill the page. We used markers, crayons, and textures plates (to rub the backgrounds). Here are some of those cute critters!