We started with a little experiment to see what squirrels would eat. Our printer wasn't working, so I had to go old school and bust out the markers and ruler. We ran out of time and didn't get to test everything, but from what we saw, if it's junk food, squirrels will eat it.
...and I made Jack a little scarf like Earl's. (Remember all this red felt? I'm still trying to use it up.)
After we read the story, Jack went looking for acorns. This was a huge hit. He spent the rest of the afternoon pretending to be a squirrel and burying his play food.
A few of the other books we read:
This one is neat because it has an extreme close up of something and then shows the whole picture on the next page. It's a fun guessing game for kids.