Meant to be sung to the tune of “Ten Little Indians,” I came up with these lyrics while thinking about ways to teach Bee about the Three Kindreds. Nature Spirits are, in my opinion, one of the easiest for children to learn about first because they are all around us. As the oak is such an important symbol in Druidic spirituality, it only seemed a natural choice, but you could easily change the lyrics to fit your needs as so many preschool and kindergarten teachers already do! This is also a great way to practice counting with actual acorns once your child is past the “put choking hazards in mouth” phase. For babies, just do what I do – sing it while trying to calm down a fussy pants or provoke a smile!
One little, two little, three little acorns
Four little, five little, six little acorns
Seven little, eight little, nine little acorns
Ten acorns ready to grow!