Hide the Acorn Game

My son and I had so much fun with this Hide the Acorn Game that he insists we play another round later tonight. He’s also requested several more copies of them to take to school to play with his friends during break. It’s a fun, simple game that’s perfect for Fall, Thanksgiving or even year round!

Hide the Acorn Game Printable Thanksgiving game


Have you ever played the game Battleship? I haven’t played it in years, but this Hide the Acorn game reminds me of it and if you enjoy Battleship, you’ll probably enjoy this one too.

This is a two person game and you’ll need two copies of the printable game piece (found at the end of this post) to play. You’ll also need something to write with, such as a pencil, marker, crayon, etc.


Hide the Acorn Game Free Battleship type game


After downloading and printing your free game piece, draw an acorn in one of the squares on the bottom, brighter section of the game.


Hide the Acorn Game Free treasure hunt game


Obviously, the acorn doesn’t have to be perfect and doesn’t even have to be an acorn! If an acorn is too hard for younger players, they can draw a circle, place a checkmark, or whatever works for them.  After they’ve picked their square to “hide” the acorn in, fold the paper in half along the dotted line, as shown below.



Now, there are a few ways you can play this game. You can name out colors, “Is your acorn on a yellow square?” Or use other descriptive words, “Is your acorn on a branch?”  Or use the grid as a guide, “Is your acorn in square A-9?” My son wanted a little bit of a challenge (and wanted the game to last as long as possible), so he asked that we play by the grid.

Take turns asking questions and putting a cross or X through any squares your opponent answers “no” to.


The player who finds their opponents hidden acorn first wins the game! And if you’re like us, you’ll have to grab a couple more game pieces for a rematch!

The game pieces have instructions on them as well. So print out a few extras to hand out to friends or have on hand any time you need to entertain the kids for a bit.

Get your printer ready and click the button below to play this fun, fall-themed game.

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